Meaning of 喑

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Pinyin: yīn
English Definition: mute
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
    • [ yīn ] sound, tone, pitch, pronunciation
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Example Words
喑哑 yīn hoarse; raspy
万马齐喑 wàn yīn thousands of horses, all mute (idiom); no-one dares to speak out; an atmosphere of political oppression
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Example Sentences
They secretly entered into collusion with the northern warlords.
The sunlight faded like a whisper and vanished.
As a connoisseur of fine diplomacy, Henry Kissinger finds a lot of it to admire in China.
A more conductive carbon black part typically has a more mottled, duller surface.
It's said that the posture of the horses implied the spirits of Chinese people in fighting against the Japanese invaders.