See also: 应弦
|to answer; to respond; ought||bow string; string of mus. instr.|
- (archaic) following the sound of the twanging of a (bow or zither) string
孫策望見，按住手中槍，扯弓搭箭，正射中陳生面門，應弦落馬。 [MSC, trad.]
孙策望见，按住手中枪，扯弓搭箭，正射中陈生面门，应弦落马。 [MSC, simp.]
- From: c. 1330 - 1400: Luo Guanzhong, Romance of the Three Kingdoms/Chapter 7
- Sūn Cè wàngjiàn, àn zhù shǒu zhōng qiāng, chěgōngdājiàn, zhèng shè zhōng Chén Shēng miànmén, yìngxián luòmǎ. [Pinyin]
- Sun Ce looked into the distance, then dropped his spear and picked up his bow and arrow. Sun Ce's arrow struck Chen Sheng in the face; Chen Sheng then fell from his horse, accompanied by the sound of the twang of Sun Ce's just released bow string.