Meaning of 咏

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(Trad.: 詠)
Pinyin: yǒng
English Definition: to sing
Chinese Definition:
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
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Example Sentences
After all, we both read poetry.
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.
No reason for disgust, she intones, no cause for condemnation.
Suddenly, I began to hear the sound of my favorite aria. I could sense the aroma of a familiar aromatic substance.
It was absolutely still, and from a distance I could hear the hymn being sung at the professor`s grave.