haček

or há·ček

[ hah-chek ]
/ ˈhɑ tʃɛk /

noun

a diacritical mark (ˇ) placed over a letter in some languages, as Czech and Lithuanian, and in some systems of phonetic transcription, especially to indicate that a sound is palatalized.

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Also called wedge.

Origin of haček

1950–55; <Czech háček, diminutive of hák hook <German; see hook1

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British Dictionary definitions for haček

háček
/ (ˈhɑːtʃɛk) /

noun

a diacritic mark (ˇ) placed over certain letters in order to modify their sounds, esp used in Slavonic languages to indicate various forms of palatal articulation, as in the affricate č and the fricative trill ř used in Czech

Word Origin for háček

from Czech
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