海笛

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • From ("sea") + (a transverse bamboo flute). The word is possibly derived from Arabic ghaita or rhaita (a folk oboe played primarily in North Africa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin hǎidí
Zhuyin ㄏㄞˇ ㄉㄧˊ
IPA (key) /xaɪ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ti³⁵/

Noun[edit]

海笛 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin hǎidí)

  1. the smaller size of suona (a conical Chinese double reed woodwind instrument with a metal bell, in the oboe or shawm category)