燥 - Dong Chinese dictionary

zào

dry

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

喿 sound component

  Sound component

zàosào

  

chirping of birds

Evolution

燥 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
燥 Clerical script Western Jin dynasty (266-316 AD)

Clerical script

Western Jin dynasty (266-316 AD)
燥 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

zào

dry, parched, arid; quick-tempered; dry; parched; impatient

Most common words with 燥
Freq.
Word
Meaning

干燥

dull

枯燥

dry and dull

dry

口干舌燥

lit. dry mouth and tongue (idiom); to talk too much

干燥剂

desiccant