chinese lantern

Chi·nese lan·tern
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chahy-neez, -nees lan-tern]
    • /tʃaɪˈniz, -ˈnis ˈlæn tərn/
    • /tʃaɪˈniːz ˈlæn.tən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chahy-neez, -nees lan-tern]
    • /tʃaɪˈniz, -ˈnis ˈlæn tərn/

Definitions of chinese lantern words

  • noun chinese lantern a collapsible lantern made of thin coloured paper 3
  • noun chinese lantern an Asian solanaceous plant, Physalis franchetii, cultivated for its attractive orange-red inflated calyx 3
  • noun chinese lantern a lantern made of brightly colored paper that can be folded up 3
  • noun chinese lantern a collapsible lantern of thin, colored paper, often used for decorative lighting. 1
  • noun chinese lantern A paper lantern. 0
  • noun chinese lantern bladder cherry (Physalis alkekengi). 0

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Origin of chinese lantern

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
First recorded in 1815-25

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Parts of speech for Chinese lantern


chinese lantern popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chinese lantern usage trend in Literature

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