Meaning of 蜻

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Pinyin: qīng
English Definition: see 蜻蜓
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ chóng ] insect, worm; mollusk
    • [ qīng ] nature's color; blue, green, black; young
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Example Words
蜻蜓 qīng tíng dragonfly
蜻蜓点水 qīng tíng diǎn shuǐ lit. the dragonfly touches the water lightly; superficial contact (idiom)
草蜻蛉 cǎo qīng líng green lacewing
剑走蜻蛉 jiàn zǒu qīng líng the sword moves like a dragon-fly (modern idiom); fig. unexpected winning move; unconventional gambit
蜻蜓掠水 qīng tíng lüè shuǐ The dragonflies skimmed over the water. (idiom)
More: 蜻* | *蜻 | *蜻*
Example Sentences
I looked at the boy, who was silently watching his fly, and it was my hands that held his rod, my eyes watching.
There had been no years between the ducking of this dragonfly and the other one--the one that was part of memory.
Mr Willet said the species - one of 18 dragonfly and damselfly found in the Highlands - favoured warm temperatures.
It was the arrival of this fly that convinced me beyond any doubt that everything was as it always had been, that the years were a mirage and there had been no years.
I lowered the tip of mine into the water, tentatively, pensively dislodging the fly, which darted two feet away, poised, darted two feet back, and came to rest again a little farther up the rod.