五音

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Chinese[edit]

five sound; noise; news
simp. and trad.
(五音)

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Noun[edit]

五音

  1. (music) the five notes of the Chinese pentatonic scale (, , , , , also called , , , , after the Tang dynasty, equivalent to do, re, mi, sol, la in the Western solfège system or 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 in the Chinese numbered musical notation system)
  2. (phonetics) the five classes of initial consonants of Chinese phonetics (喉音, 舌音, 齒音, 唇音, 牙音)

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