: a Chinese dynasty dated 1368–1644 and marked by restoration of earlier traditions and in the arts by perfection of established techniques

Word History


Chinese (Beijing) míng luminous

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ming was in 1795

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“Ming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ming. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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