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
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Example Sentences
She is a cultured and bright girl.