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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hah-chek]
    • /ˈhɑ tʃɛk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hah-chek]
    • /ˈhɑ tʃɛk/

Definitions of hacek word

  • noun hacek a diacritical mark (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. 1
  • noun hacek Alternative spelling of háček. 1
  • noun hacek a symbol to indicate pronunciation that looks like a circumflex that is upside down and that is placed above a letter in Slavonic and Baltic languages 0
  • noun hacek 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 0
  • noun hacek a mark (ˇ) used over certain consonant letters in the orthography of some languages to indicate a specific sound, or used in certain systems of symbols for representing speech sounds 0

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Origin of hacek

First appearance:

before 1950
One of the 5% newest English words
1950-55; < Czech háček, diminutive of hák hook < German; see hook1

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Parts of speech for Hacek


hacek popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

hacek usage trend in Literature

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