soft sign

  1. the Cyrillic letter (ь) as used in Russian to indicate that the preceding consonant is palatalized, or to represent (y) between a palatalized consonant and a vowel.: See also jer (def. 1).

  2. front jer.: See also jer (def. 2).

Origin of soft sign

First recorded in 1850–55; translation of Russian myágkiĭ znak

Words Nearby soft sign Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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