the solmization syllable used for the semitone between the sixth and seventh degrees of a scale.
noun, plural li.
a Chinese unit of distance, equivalent to about one-third of a mile (0.5 km).
Origin of li2
First recorded in 1580–90, li is from the Chinese word lǐ
(in Chinese ethical philosophy) the etiquette traditionally prescribed for individuals or groups of people in a given situation.
Origin of li3
First recorded in 1910–15, li is from the Chinese word lǐ
a member of an aboriginal people of the island of Hainan in Southeastern China.
the Kadai language of the Li.
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British Dictionary definitions for lis
a Chinese unit of length, approximately equal to 590 yards
Word Origin for li
the internet domain name for
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The symbol for the elementlithium
Chinese-born American chemist known for isolating and analyzing a number of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland.
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