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noun
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).
front jer.See also jer (def. 2).
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Origin of soft sign

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