詠 means 'compose a poem'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 2009   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-38    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 17 words   Used in 32 words   Used in 251 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to compose / write (a poem)
Kun    うた
Name    うた   え   ええ
⿰   say; word   long time  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 詠 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 詠 is used 31 times, read 3 ways.
エイ : 24 words FIND ALL
recitation (of Japanese or Chinese poem)
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: 6 words FIND ALL
Most common form: よむ
'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to compose (e.g. a Japanese poem); to write
2. to recite (e.g. a poem); to chant
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うた : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 歌う
'u' godan verb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
1. to sing
'u' godan verb, transitive verb
2. to sing (one's praises in a poem, etc.); to compose a poem; to recite a poem  (esp. 歌う, 詠う)
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An additional 1 less common words include 詠 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1016  Joy o' Kanji : 1016  Key to Kanji:

Cascading kanji view

エイ   compose a poem   よ to compose / write (a poem)   
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エイ   long time   なが long (time)   
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スイ   みず water   
ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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