鳴金

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Chinese[edit]

to cry (of birds) metal; money; gold
trad. (鳴金)
simp. (鸣金)

Etymology[edit]

In ancient Chinese warfare, the gong was used in much the same way as a bugle in recent times.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

鳴金

  1. (archaic) to bang the gongs (the signal to attack or retreat)

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