|five||sound; noise; news|
|simp. and trad.
- (music) the five notes of the Chinese pentatonic scale (宮, 商, 角, 徵, 羽, also called 合, 四, 乙, 尺, 工 after the Tang dynasty, equivalent to do, re, mi, sol, la in the Western solfège system or 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 in the Chinese numbered musical notation system)
- (phonetics) the five classes of initial consonants of Chinese phonetics (喉音, 舌音, 齒音, 唇音, 牙音)