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 (bôl′tō-slä′vĭk, -slăv′ĭk)
A branch of the Indo-European language family that consists of the Baltic and Slavic languages.

Bal′to-Sla′vic adj.
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(ˈbɔl toʊˈslɑ vɪk, -ˈslæv ɪk)

the Baltic and Slavic language families collectively, as a subgroup of Indo-European.
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Noun1.Balto-Slavic - a family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages
Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Indo-European - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
Slavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Baltic language, Baltic - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages; Baltic languages have preserved many archaic features that are believed to have existed in Proto-Indo European
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References in periodicals archive ?
For each language group--here Slavic, Baltic, Albanian, Indo-Iranian, Balto-Slavic, and Proto-Indo-European--articles cover documentation, phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, dialectology, and evolution.
Accent matters; papers on Balto-Slavic accentology.
It has been accepted that Low German shares more features with Balto-Slavic languages than High German, palatalization being one of them (Stanisic 2006:118), which dovetails into the present proposal.
1975, 1989, 2005), the Balto-Slavic acute was a glottal stop which developed from the Proto-Indo-European laryngeals and glottalic consonants (for which see Kortlandt 1985) and yielded a short rising tone in Late Proto-Slavic.
But the language tree also revealed evidence of a period of rapid divergence giving rise to Italic, Celtic, Balto-Slavic and possibly Indo-Iranian languages at about the time of the Kurgan expansion.