一鳴驚人

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
to cry (of birds) surprising, astonishing
trad. (一鳴驚人) 驚人
simp. (一鸣惊人) 惊人

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

一鳴驚人

  1. to amaze the world with a single brilliant feat; to become famous overnight; to set the world on fire; No one was expecting much and then with one act, everybody was amazed; a bolt from the blue