Definition of Wade–Giles in English:

Wade–Giles

noun

  • A system of romanized spelling for transliterating Chinese, devised by the British diplomat Sir Thomas Francis Wade (1818–95), professor of Chinese at Cambridge, and modified by his successor Herbert Allen Giles (1845–1935). It has been largely superseded by Pinyin.

Pronunciation

Wade–Giles

/weɪdˈdʒʌɪlz/