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Meaning of 咏

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(Trad.: 詠)
Pinyin: yǒng
English Definition: to sing
Chinese Definition:
①唱,声调有抑扬地念:咏赞。歌咏。吟咏。咏唱。
②用诗词等来描述,抒发感情:咏梅。咏史。咏怀。咏叹。咏叹调(富于抒情的独唱曲)。
③指诗词:佳咏。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ yǒng ] long; perpetual, eternal; forever
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Example Words
歌咏 yǒng singing
吟咏 yín yǒng to recite; to sing (of poetry)
咏叹调 yǒng tàn diào aria
咏春 yǒng chūn Wing Chun; same as 咏春拳 ; Yongchun - "Singing Spring Fist" (Chinese martial art)
谭咏麟 tán yǒng lín Alan Tam (1950-), Hong Kong Canto-pop singer and actor
More: 咏* | *咏 | *咏*
Example Sentences
1
After all, we both read poetry.
2
The article I read did not say if he intends to eventually limit the ministries of lector, extraordinary minister of the Eucharist and musician to males.
3
No reason for disgust, she intones, no cause for condemnation.
4
Suddenly, I began to hear the sound of my favorite aria. I could sense the aroma of a familiar aromatic substance.
5
It was absolutely still, and from a distance I could hear the hymn being sung at the professor`s grave.