Definition of Ming in English:

Ming

Line breaks: Ming
Pronunciation: /mɪŋ
 
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noun

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
More example sentences
  • 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?

Origin

Chinese, literally 'clear or bright'.

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