Definition of Shaolin in English:


Line breaks: Shao|lin
Pronunciation: /ˈʃaʊlɪn


[mass noun, usually as modifier]
Any of various styles or schools of Chinese martial arts developed by the monks of the Shaolin Temple, a Buddhist monastery in China.
More example sentences
  • In order to prepare herself, she travels to China for 3,000 days of grueling Shaolin kung fu training.
  • He takes shelter in the Shaolin Temple, where he forced to undergo thirty-five chambers of the Shaolin monk training.
  • The temple is next to an old athletic association where the Shaolin martial arts have been taught for more than 150 years.


from Chinese Shàolínsì, literally 'young forest temple'.

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