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English Definitionparallel (sentences); parallel prose
Simplified Script骈俪
Traditional Script駢儷
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄆㄧㄢˊ ㄌㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)pin4lai6
Word Decomposition
pián(of a pair of horses) to pull side by side; to be side by side; to be fused together; parallel (literary style); (Chinese surname)
husband and wife

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Words With Same Head Word    
骈肩piánjiānshoulder to shoulder
骈胁piánxiéfused ribs (physical deformity)
骈体piántǐparallel prose (ancient literary style)
骈偶文风pián ǒu wénfēngearly Tang literary style despised as shallow by the classicists
骈头联胎pián tóu lián tāibicephalus
Words With Same Tail Word    
伉俪kànglìhusband and wife (literary)
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