Definition of Ming in English:


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Pronunciation: /mɪŋ


  • 1The dynasty ruling China 1368–1644 founded by Zhu Yuanzhang (1328–98): [as modifier]: China’s Ming emperors
  • 1.1 [mass noun, usually as modifier] Chinese porcelain made during the Ming dynasty, characterized by elaborate designs and vivid colours: a priceless Ming vase
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    • Detectives raided the home of a suspected burglar - and found a haul of Chinese Ming vases on the kitchen table.
    • The reddishness of the unglazed portion of the dish is characteristic of early Ming porcelain.
    • Was it the landlord's fault for leaving Ming china in the hallway?


Chinese, literally 'clear or bright'.

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