(xián)

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Meaning

  1. bow string
  2. string of musical instruments

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • xián > xian2

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
拨弦乐器 bō xián yuè qì plucked string or stringed instrument/plucked instrument
常德丝弦 Cháng dé sī xián Changde sixian, theatrical folk music style with singing in Changde dialect accompanied by traditional string instruments
超弦 chāo xián superstring (physics)
促弦 cù xián to tighten the strings (of a musical instrument)
大三和弦 dà sān hé xián major triad do-mi-so
定弦 dìng xián tuning (stringed instrument)/(fig.) to make up one's mind
断弦 duàn xián widowed/lit. broken string, cf 琴瑟[qín sè] qin and se, two instruments epitomizing marital harmony
分散和弦 fēn sàn hé xián (music) arpeggio
G弦裤 G xián kù G-string
改弦易辙 gǎi xián yì zhé change of string, move out of rut (idiom)/dramatic change of direction/to dance to a different tune
弓弦 gōng xián bowstring
弓弦儿 gōng xián er bowstring
管弦乐 guǎn xián yuè orchestral music
管弦乐队 guǎn xián yuè duì orchestra
管弦乐团 guǎn xián yuè tuán orchestra
和弦 hé xián chord (music)
击弦类 jī xián lèi hammered string type (of musical instrument)
击弦类乐器 jī xián lèi yuè qì hammered string musical instrument
扣人心弦 kòu rén xīn xián to excite/to thrill/exciting/thrilling/cliff-hanging
口弦 kǒu xián Jew's harp
鹍弦 kūn xián pipa strings, made from sinews of large crane or swan 鵾雞|鹍鸡[kūn jī]
七和弦 qī hé xián seventh (musical cord)
七弦琴 qī xián qín guqin or seven-stringed zither
琴弦 qín xián string (of a stringed instrument)
三和弦 sān hé xián triad/musical chord of three notes, such as major triad do-mi-so
三弦 sān xián sanxian, large family of 3-stringed plucked musical instruments, with snakeskin covered wooden soundbox and long neck, used in folk music, opera and Chinese orchestra
上弦 shàng xián to wind/to tighten/crescent moon/first quarter or waxing moon
上弦月 shàng xián yuè first quarter moon
双曲线正弦 shuāng qū xiàn zhèng xián hyperbolic sine or sinh (math.)
双曲余弦 shuāng qū yú xián hyperbolic cosine or cosh (math.)
双曲正弦 shuāng qū zhèng xián hyperbolic sine or sinh (math.)
下弦 xià xián third quarter or waning moon
下弦月 xià xián yuè third quarter or waning moon
弦而鼓之 xián ér gǔ zhī lit. to tune one's zither then play it/fig. to live by the consequences of one's actions/to make one's bed then lie on it
弦歌 xián gē to sing to a string accompaniment/education (a reference to teaching the people Confucian values by means of song in ancient times)
弦理论 xián lǐ lùn string theory (physics)
弦论 xián lùn string theory (in theoretical physics)
弦鸣乐器 xián míng yuè qì string instrument
弦切角 xián qiē jiǎo chord angle (i.e. angle a chord of a curve makes to the tangent)
弦数 xián shù number of strings (of an instrument)
弦诵不缀 xián sòng bù chuò variant of 弦誦不輟|弦诵不辍[xián sòng bù chuò]
弦诵不辍 xián sòng bù chuò incessant playing of instruments and reciting of poems (idiom)
弦外之响 xián wài zhī xiǎng see 弦外之音[xián wài zhī yīn]
弦外之意 xián wài zhī yì see 弦外之音[xián wài zhī yīn]
弦外之音 xián wài zhī yīn overtone (music)/(fig.) connotation/implied meaning
弦月 xián yuè half-moon/the 7th and 8th and 22nd and 23rd of the lunar month
弦乐 xián yuè string music
弦月窗 xián yuè chuāng a narrow slit window/a lunette
弦乐队 xián yuè duì string orchestra
弦乐器 xián yuè qì string instrument
小三和弦 xiǎo sān hé xián minor triad la-do-mi
心弦 xīn xián heartstrings
续弦 xù xián to remarry (of a widow)/second wife/qin and se 琴瑟[qín sè], two string instruments as a symbol of marital harmony
余弦 yú xián (math.) cosine
增三和弦 zēng sān hé xián augmented triad (musical chord)
展弦比 zhǎn xián bǐ (wing) aspect ratio (aerodynamics)
正弦 zhèng xián (math.) sine
正弦波 zhèng xián bō sine wave/simple harmonic vibration
正弦定理 zhèng xián dìng lǐ law of sines
正弦形 zhèng xián xíng sinusoidal (shaped like a sine wave)
主和弦 zhǔ hé xián tonic triad/triad of the home key

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