Meaning of 啼

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English Definition: to cry; to weep aloud; to crow; to hoot
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] supreme ruler, emperor; god
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Example Words:
哭哭啼啼 [ ku ]: to weep endlessly; interminable wailing
啼哭 [ ]: to cry; to wail
啼啭 [ zhuàn ]: to call sweetly (of birds)
啼笑皆非 [ xiào jiē fēi ]: lit. not to know whether to laugh or cry (idiom); between laughter and tears
啼声 [ shēng ]: ululation; to howl
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