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.

Nearby words

  1. hazzan,
  2. hazzanim,
  3. hazzard,
  4. hazzard, shirley,
  5. haüynite,
  6. hašek,
  7. hašek, jaroslav,
  8. hb,
  9. hb a,
  10. hb as

Origin of haček

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

Also called wedge.

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British Dictionary definitions for hacek

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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