音 means 'sound'

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Strokes : 9    Radical number: 180    Frequency: 221   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-5    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 10    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 199 words   Used in 695 words   Used in 1969 names   Component in 45 kanji (13 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   オン   イン
Kun    -ノン
Name    お   と
Usually read as おと when used as a suffix to mean 'the sound of ~', eg
(footsteps). Otherwise usually read as オン.
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⿱   stand   sun; day  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 音 is used 15 times, read 5 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 音 is used 685 times, read 5 ways.
オン : 563 words FIND ALL
music; musical movement
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イン : 51 words FIND ALL
1. good news
2. gospel (teachings or revelations of Jesus Christ)
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おと : 39 words FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix)
1. sound; noise; report
2. note  (music term)
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ね : 15 words FIND ALL
real intention; motive; true opinion; what one really thinks  (opposite: 建前)
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-ノン (read as のん) : 17 words FIND ALL
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva); Avalokitesvara; Kannon; Kwannon; Guanyin; Buddhist deity of compassion
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An additional -ノン less common words include 音 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 33 (originally: 6)  Joy o' Kanji : Key to Kanji: 70 

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オン   イン   sound   おと    ね    
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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