唧唧

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Chinese[edit]

(onomat.); to pump (water) (onomat.); to pump (water)
simp. and trad.
(唧唧)

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

唧唧

  1. sighing
  2. praising
  3. chirping

Usage notes[edit]

This term is found in the text of the Chinese Ballad of Mulan, 木蘭/木兰 (Mùlán cí), and Bai Juyi's poem Pipa Xing, 琵琶 (pípa xíng).