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Definition of "sheng" [sheng]

  • A Chinese wind instrument, being a free-reed mouth organ consisting of 13 or more bamboo pipes of various lengths, which are fixed at their bases in a wind chest made from a dried gourd (or, more recently, wood or chrome-plated brass). (noun)

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Use "sheng" in a sentence
  • ""In China, the Olympic fire is called sheng huo, which is given a sacred meaning," said Jin Yuanpu, president of the humanistic Olympic Games studies of Renmin University of China in Beijing."
  • "Man-chou san-sheng, that is, the three Manchou provinces beyond"
  • "In contemporary slang, single women over the age of 27 are known as sheng nu or "leftovers.""