Meaning of 啼

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English Definition: to cry; to weep aloud; to crow; to hoot
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] supreme ruler, emperor; god
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Example Words
啼哭 to cry; to wail
啼笑皆非 xiào jiē fēi lit. not to know whether to laugh or cry (idiom); between laughter and tears
悲啼 bēi to wail with grief; plaintive cry
啼饥号寒 háo hán hunger cries and cold roars (idiom); wretched poverty
哭哭啼啼 ku to weep endlessly; interminable wailing
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