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Meaning of 鸣

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(Trad.: 鳴)
Pinyin: míng
English Definition: to cry (of birds, animals and insects); to make a sound; to voice (one's gratitude, grievance etc)
Chinese Definition:
①鸟兽或昆虫叫:鸣啭。鸣唱。鸣叫。鸣禽。鸟鸣。
②发出声音,使发出声音:鸣响。鸣奏。孤掌难鸣。
③声明,发表意见、情感:鸣谢。鸣冤。百家争鸣。
④闻名,著称:“以文鸣江东”。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: The sound a bird makes
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Example Words
共鸣 gòng míng resonance (physics); sympathetic response to sth
轰鸣 hōng míng boom (sound of explosion); rumble
百家争鸣 bǎi jiā zhēng míng a hundred schools of thought contend (idiom); refers to the classical philosophic schools of the Warring States period 475-221 BC
争鸣 zhēng míng to contend
鸣枪 míng qiāng to fire warning shots
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