Tu Fu

[ doo-foo ]

  1. a.d. 712–770, Chinese poet.

  • Also (Pinyin) Du Fu .

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How to use Tu Fu in a sentence

  • When Tu Fu's literary ability and poetical genius were made known to the Emperor, office and honours were bestowed on him.

    Chinese Poems | Various
  • Here he is at sharp variance with Tu Fu, who probes to the roots of events even when he appears to be merely describing them.

  • Tu Fu was, of course, known to the Emperor as a man who would have been promoted but for the opinions aired in his papers.

  • Tu Fu, his contemporary, occasionally abandoned the cult of abstract form.

  • Tu Fu is placed first by the Chinese because he is the greatest national poet.

    The Poet Li Po | Arthur Waley

British Dictionary definitions for Tu Fu

Tu Fu

/ (ˈduː ˈfuː) /

  1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Du Fu

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