Meaning of 玲

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Pinyin: líng
English Definition: (onom.) ting-a-ling (in compounds such as 玎玲 or 玲珑 ); tinkling of gem-pendants
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (jade) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ wáng ] king, ruler; royal; surname
    • [ lìng ] command, decree, order; magistrate; to allow, to cause
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Example Words
玲珑 líng lóng (onom.) clink of jewels; exquisite; detailed and fine; clever; nimble
小巧玲珑 xiǎo qiǎo líng lóng dainty and delicate; exquisite
玲珑剔透 líng lóng tòu exquisitely made; very clever
八面玲珑 miàn líng lóng be smooth and slick (in establishing social relations)
娇小玲珑 jiāo xiǎo líng lóng delicate and exquisite (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Xiaoling, what are your doing there?
Janet:What are you going to do on Thursday morning, Xiaoling?
Janet: Look, Xiaoling is sitting on the grass under the big banyan tree.
Grace heard someone talking to Reiko. The man from the SUV was trying to get Reiko to help open the door of the Mercedes, so he could pull her out to safety.
Then, between sobs, Reiko was able to tell her mother about the Expedition in front of her father's car. The driver had let their car collide with his, then slowed it to a stop.