Meaning of 音

Use your mouse
to draw a Chinese
character here
Pinyin: yīn
English Definition: sound; noise; note (of musical scale); tone; news; syllable; reading (phonetic value of a character)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: A tongue forming a sound in the mouth
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] to stand; to establish, to set up
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
Similar Characters:
Step by Step Stroke Sequence: Download Customize Pin it
Stroke order image for Chinese character 音
Example Words
声音 shēng yīn voice; sound; Classifiers:
音乐 yīn yuè music; Classifiers:
音乐会 yīn yuè huì concert; Classifiers:
音像 yīn xiàng audio and video; audiovisual
语音 yīn speech sounds; pronunciation; colloquial (rather than literary) pronunciation of a Chinese character; phonetic; audio; voice; (Internet) to voice chat; voice message
More: 音* | *音 | *音*
Example Sentences
"No," I said, but, ridiculously, my voice broke.
When I went to bed that night, I heard not one but two distinct tones ringing in my right ear.
No one in Hollywood has ever made it with a German accent.
That is a handy way of representing the two different "r" sounds in some Romanian dialects.
One recent morning, a different note - fainter than the root note, but easily discernible - pealed distinctly in the middle of my right ear, a lone stalactite hanging in a cave.