Meaning of 雀

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Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: A small bird
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ xiǎo ] small, tiny, insignificant
    • [ zhuī ] short-tailed bird; sparrow
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  • Pinyin: què
    English Definition: small bird; sparrow; also pr. [qiao3]
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    孔雀 kǒng què peacock
    麻雀 què sparrow; (dialect) mahjong
    鸦雀无声 què shēng lit. crow and peacock make no sound; absolute silence (idiom); not a single voice can be heard; absolute silence
    雀斑 què bān freckles
    雀跃 què yuè excited; in high spirits
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  • Pinyin: qiāo
    English Definition: a freckle; lentigo
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    雀子 qiāo zi a freckle; lentigo
    More: 雀* | *雀 | *雀*
Example Sentences
The scientists tried playing the same sound sample again with another group, and they got pissed, too -- virtually every finch that heard it, in fact.
However, your strategy becomes problematic when you realize that you still might change your mind.
Later, after he had returned to England, he would be shocked to find that these very different birds were all finches.
Learning to sing is crucial for the finch.
Recent research by Dong et al. found that RNAs in the finch's auditory centers respond in different ways as the bird learns a song.