鳴 means 'chirp'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 727   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-17    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 30    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 43 words   Used in 142 words   Used in 398 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to chirp, to twitter    to sound, to ring   らす to make ring
Name    なり   なる
sometimes read as お from reading of (weep)
⿰   mouth   bird  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 鳴 is used 10 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 鳴 is used 130 times, read 3 ways.
メイ : 49 words FIND ALL
shriek; scream
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: 75 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to sound; to ring; to resound; to echo; to roar; to rumble
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(read as なる) : 6 words FIND ALL
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An additional な.る less common words include 鳴 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 229 (originally: 209)  Joy o' Kanji : 209  Key to Kanji: 1004 

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メイ   な to chirp, to twitter   な to sound, to ring   ならす to make ring   
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チョウ   とり bird   
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ハク   しろ white   しろ    しら-    
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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