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Meaning of 颖

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(Trad.: 穎)
Pinyin: yǐng
English Definition: surname Ying; head of grain; husk; tip; point; clever; gifted; outstanding
Chinese Definition:
①禾的末端,植物学上指某些禾本科植物小穗基部的苞片:颖果。
②东西末端的尖锐部分:锋颖。
③才能出众:聪颖。颖悟。颖慧。颖异。新颖。

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (rice) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • Above to below
      • [ ] spoon, ladle; knife, dirk
      • [ ] cereal, grain, rice; plant, stalk
    • [ ] page, sheet, leaf
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Example Words
脱颖而出 tuō yǐng ér chū to reveal one's talent (idiom); to rise above others; to distinguish oneself
新颖 xīn yǐng lit. new bud; fig. new and original
聪颖 cōng yǐng smart; intelligent
颖悟 yǐng intelligent; bright
王颖 wáng yǐng Wayne Wang (1949-), Chinese US film director
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