Meaning of 伶

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Pinyin: líng
English Definition: clever; (old) actor; actress
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ lìng ] command, decree, order; magistrate; to allow, to cause
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Example Words
伶俐 líng clever; witty; intelligent
优伶 yōu líng (old) performing artist; actor; actress
孤苦伶仃 líng dīng solitary and impoverished (idiom)
伶牙俐齿 líng chǐ clever and eloquent (idiom); fluent; having the gift of the gab
伶仃 líng dīng alone and helpless; also written 零丁
More: 伶* | *伶 | *伶*
Example Sentences
And when you read your Bible, That's called ?listening?to your Good Shepherd, for He speaks to you through His Word.
Shout with joy to God, all the earth!
In order to make married sex better, try to stop thinking of her as your adorable and adoring wife when the two of you get frisky.
Then we turn to music, alcohol, the television, the Internet - all to avoid being in our own company.
O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.