倾城

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 傾城

EtymologyEdit

NounEdit

倾城 (simplified, Pinyin qīngchéng, traditional 傾城)

  1. (archaic) a drop-dead gorgeous woman; a beauty who could drive a man to distraction; a woman so beautiful, that he might be tempted to ignore his duties at court, and thus bring about the downfall of his empire

Usage notesEdit

The story encapsulated by this word also figures prominently in the movie House of Flying Daggers.

Related termsEdit

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 06:58