Meaning of 喧

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Pinyin: xuān
English Definition: clamor; noise
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
    • [ xuān ] to proclaim, to declare, to announce; surname
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Example Words
喧嚣 xuān xiāo to clamor; to make noise
喧闹 xuān nào to make a noise; noisy
喧哗 xuān huá hubbub; clamor; to make a racket
锣鼓喧天 luó xuān tiān deafening sound of gongs and drums (idiom)
喧宾夺主 xuān bīn duó zhǔ lit. the voice of the guest overwhelms that of the host (idiom); fig. a minor player upstages the main attraction; minor details obscure the main point; the sauce is better than the fish
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Example Sentences
My class are quite nosiy this morning.
But I had no sooner commenced than a perfect pandemonium of voices reached my ears, a thousand clamoring notes from without and within, until I could hear nothing but their noise and din.
My wishes are fools, they shout across thy song, my Master. Let me but listen.
And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets.