noun \ˈwənˈlē\

Definition of wen–li



  1. :  the archaic style of classical Chinese literary composition having many complex rules and prevailing until the literary revolution of 1917 :  a literary style of Chinese as distinguished from colloquial style — compare pai-hua

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Origin and Etymology of wen–li

Chinese (Pekingese) wên2-li3, from wên2 literature + li3 style

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