xiao

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See also: xiāo, xiáo, xiǎo, and xiào

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

xiao (plural xiaos)

  1. Type of Chinese flute.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

xiao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of xiāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of xiáo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of xiǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of xiào.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.