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English Reference for on (おん)


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  1. noun noun (suffix) sound, noise, report
  2. note (music)
  3. fame
  4. Chinese-derived character reading
Example sentences
That terrible noise is driving me mad
The strange sound raised her from her bed
Nowadays, however, calculators can be used freely in school examinations, and already in many schools the only sound to be heard during a math exam is the sound of children tapping on their calculators
The only sound to be heard was the ticking of the clock
When I tried to move the desk, one of its legs made a jarring sound as it scraped across the floor
The hall resounded with the peal of the bells
I absolutely love going to concerts not just because I get a chance to meet the musician or singer but because of the wondrous feeling of a live performance
A musician can appreciate small differences in sounds
The police came as soon as they heard the gunfire
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