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A diacritical mark (ˇ) that is used over certain letters, such as č, to indicate quality of pronunciation. Also called caron.
[Czech háček, diminutive of hák, hook, from Middle High German hāken, from Old High German hāko; see keg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Phonetics & Phonology) 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
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or há•ček(ˈhɑ tʃɛk)
a diacritical mark (ˇ) placed over a letter in some languages, as Czech and Lithuanian, and in some systems of phonetic transcription, esp. to indicate that a sound is palatalized.
[1950–55; < Czech háček, diminutive of hák hook < German; see hook]
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|Noun||1.||hacek - a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation|
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