[ hah-chek ]
/ ˈhɑ tʃɛk /
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noun Phonetics, Orthography.
a diacritic (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
Words nearby haček
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How to use haček in a sentence
In the printed text it was not clear whether the author intended hacek (Unicode caron) or breve .Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico|John Wesley Powell
British Dictionary definitions for haček
/ (ˈhɑːtʃɛk) /
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
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