Meaning of 叮

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Pinyin: dīng
English Definition: to sting or bite (of mosquito, bee etc); to say repeatedly; to urge insistently; to ask repeatedly; to stick to a point; (onom.) tinkling or jingling sound
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ dīng ] male adult; robust, vigorous; 4th heavenly stem
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Example Words
叮嘱 dīng zhǔ to warn repeatedly; to urge; to exhort again and again
叮咛 dīng níng to warn; to urge; to exhort; to give instructions carefully and insistently
叮当 dīng dāng (onom.) ding dong; jingling of bells; clanking sound
叮咬 dīng yǎo sting; bite (of insect)
叮咚 dīng dōng (onom.) ding dong; jingling of bells; clanking sound
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Example Sentences
"It seems incredible," Lisa innocently told her husband, "that here she' s nearly thirty and apparently has never been stung before, so nobody knew she would react this way.
As for the mosquitoes, I was getting about 10 bites a minute - some through my trousers.
This is my favorite procrastination-killer: set a timer for 20 minutes and promise yourself to work until the dinger goes "ding".
As a child I was always getting stung, weren' t you?
I asked him again, and at last he came out with the truth.