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 yīn yuè music / CL:張|张[zhang1],曲[qu3],段[duan4]
 qǔ zi poem for singing / tune / music / CL:支[zhi1]
 sī zhú traditional Chinese musical instruments / music
 yīn yùn music / rhyme and rhythm / initial, 音[yin1], and final and tone, 韻|韵[yun4], of a Chinese character / phoneme
 bā yīn ancient classification system for musical instruments, based on the material of which the instrument is made (metal 金, stone 石, clay 土, leather 革, silk 絲|丝, wood 木, gourd 匏, bamboo 竹) / the eight kinds of sound produced by instruments in these categories / music
 yuè music
 hù music
 chàng piàn gramophone record / LP / music CD / musical album / CL:張|张[zhang1]
 dà zhòng the masses / the great bulk of the population / popular (of music, science etc)
 wǔ qǔ dance music
 pǐn wèi to sample / to taste / to appreciate / one's taste (i.e. in music, literature, fashion, food and drink etc) / good taste
 qǔ mù repertoire / program / song / piece of music
 liú xíng yīn yuè pop music
 yuè tán music circles / music world
 chā qǔ music played during a movie, play etc / incidental music / music played in a theatrical interlude / (fig.) incident / episode
 gē tán singing stage / music business (esp. pop music)
 bèi jǐng yīn yuè background music (BGM) / soundtrack / musical setting
 mī mī oboe-like musical instrument used in folk music of Gansu, Qinghai etc / (onom.) meow / kitty kitty! / Mimi (Western name) / tits (i.e. slang for breasts)
 yīn yuè xué yuàn music academy / conservatory
 yáo gǔn yuè rock music / rock 'n roll
 hán liú the spread of Korean cultural products (TV dramas, pop music etc) to other countries / Korean Wave
 míng qǔ famous song / well-known piece of music
 gǔ diǎn yīn yuè classical music
 yuè mí music fan
 mín yuè folk music, esp. for traditional instruments
 shēng yuè vocal music
 zhōng guó yīn yuè music of China
 chàng qiāng vocal music (in opera) / aria
 yīn yuè jié music festival
 tú pǔ archive of graphics (e.g. maps, documents or botanical figures) / atlas / collection of illustrations or sheet music
 yuè pǔ a musical score / sheet music
 róng dēng (of a list, music chart etc) to reach the top
 xián yuè string music
 guò mén to pass through a doorway / (of a woman) to marry / orchestral music interlude in an opera
 qīng yīn yuè light music
 qì yuè instrumental music
 hé zòu to perform music (as an ensemble)
 guǎn xián yuè orchestral music
 jù jiàng great master (of literature, music etc)
 jiǎn pǔ music notation in which the notes Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La and Si are represented by numerals 1 to 7
 Yīn yuè zhī shēng The Sound of Music, Broadway musical (1959) and Academy Award-winning movie (1965)
 xiān yuè heavenly music
 shuō shū folk art consisting of storytelling to music
 qīng chàng to sing opera music (without staging or make up)
 shēng gē music and song (formal writing)
 xiāng cūn yīn yuè country music (country & western music genre)
 lǐ yuè (Confucianism) rites and music (the means of regulating society)
 yuè lǐ music theory
 duì wèi counterpoint (in music etc) / to align / alignment
 Zhōng yāng Yīn yuè Xué yuàn Central Conservatory of Music
 Qín qiāng Qinqiang, an opera style popular in northwest China, possibly originating in Ming dynasty folk music / Shaanxi opera
 pǔ qǔ to compose a piece of music
 āi yuè funeral music / plaint / dirge
 chán mián fěi cè (of a person) sad beyond words (idiom) / (of music, literature etc) poignant / very sentimental
 guó yuè national music / Chinese traditional music
 zòu yuè to perform music / to play a tune
 Gě lái měi jiǎng Grammy Award (US prize for music recording) / also written 格萊美獎|格莱美奖
 yī bǎn yī yǎn lit. one strong beat and one weak beats in a measure of music (two beats in the bar) (idiom) / fig. follow a prescribed pattern to the letter / scrupulous attention to detail
 Gé lái měi jiǎng Grammy Award (US prize for music recording) / also written 葛萊美獎|葛莱美奖
 Yuán qǔ Yuan dynasty theater, including poetry, music and comedy
 Liù jīng Six Classics, namely: Book of Songs 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1], Book of History 尚書|尚书[Shang4 shu1], Book of Rites 儀禮|仪礼[Yi2 li3], the lost Book of Music 樂經|乐经[Yue4 jing1], Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1], Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋[Chun1 qiu1]
 dùn cuò a transition (stop and change) in spoken sound, music or in brush strokes / a cadence / punctuated by a transition / with syncopated cadence (brush stroke in painting)
 biān zhōng set of bells (old Chinese music instrument)
 Liù Yì the Confucian Six Arts, namely: rites or etiquette 禮|礼[li3] (禮儀|礼仪[li3 yi2]), music 樂|乐[yue3] (音樂|音乐[yin1 yue4]), archery 射[she4] (射箭[she4 jian4]), charioteering 御[yu4] (駕車|驾车[jia4 che1]), calligraphy or literacy 書|书[shu1] (識字|识字[shi2 zi4]), mathematics or reckoning 數|数[shu4] (計算|计算[ji4 suan4]) / another name for the Six Classics 六經|六经[Liu4 jing1]
 sān xián sanxian, large family of 3-stringed plucked musical instruments, with snakeskin covered wooden soundbox and long neck, used in folk music, opera and Chinese orchestra
 shì nèi yuè chamber music
 yǎ yuè formal ceremonial music of each succeeding Chinese dynasty starting with the Zhou / Korean a'ak / Japanese gagaku
西 xī pí one of the two chief types of music in Chinese opera / see also 二黃|二黄[er4 huang2]
 èr huáng one of the two chief types of music in Chinese opera / Peking opera / also written 二簧[er4 huang2] / see also 西皮[xi1 pi2]
 gōng diào modes of ancient Chinese music
 píng huà storytelling dramatic art dating back to Song and Yuan periods, single narrator without music, often historical topics with commentary
 píng huà storytelling dramatic art dating back to Song and Yuan periods, single narrator without music, often historical topics with commentary
 zòu to play music / to achieve / to present a memorial to the emperor (old)
 pǔ chart / list / table / register / score (music) / spectrum (physics) / to set to music
 Kuí one-legged mountain demon of Chinese mythology / Chinese mythical figure who invented music and dancing / Chinese rain god / surname Kui
 yīng music of legendary emperor Gu
 tòng classifier for an activity, taken in its entirety (tirade of abuse, stint of music playing, bout of drinking etc)
 dàng qì huí cháng heart-rending (drama, music, poem etc) / deeply moving
 mǐ mǐ zhī yīn decadent or obscene music
 yī bǎn sān yǎn lit. one strong beat and three weak beats in a measure of music (four beats in the bar) (idiom) / fig. scrupulous attention to detail
 hán shāng jǔ zhēng permeated with beautiful music (idiom)
 hán gōng jǔ zhēng permeated with beautiful music (idiom)
 hán shāng jǔ zhǐ permeated with beautiful music (idiom)
 hán gōng jǔ zhǐ permeated with beautiful music (idiom)
 hú yuè Hu music / central Asian music (e.g. as appreciated by Tang literati)
 zhōng tīng pleasant to hear (i.e. agreeable news) / to one's liking / music to one's ears / Taiwan pr. [zhong4 ting1]
 bǎn yǎn measure in traditional Chinese music / orderliness
 bāng zǐ qiāng a general term for local operas in Shangxi, Henan, Hebei, Shandong etc / the music of such operas
 huáng music of bell and drum
 lòng to sing or chirp (of birds) / music sound
 xiàn dài yīn yuè modern music / contemporary music
 yǎ gē part of the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经 / a song / a poem set to elegant music / a refined chant / the biblical Song of Solomon
 yīn yuè guāng dié music CD
 diàn yīn electronic music (genre)
 mín jiān yīn yuè folk music
 rè mén yīn yuè popular or hot music
 Shàng hǎi Yīn yuè Xué yuàn Shanghai Conservatory of Music
 Yìn dù yīn yuè Bhangra, Indian music (music genre)
 Yuè jīng Book of Music, said to be one of the Six Classics lost after Qin's burning of the books in 212 BC, but may simply refer to Book of Songs 詩經|诗经
 Rì liú the spread of Japanese cultural products (anime, pop music etc) to other countries
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