Complete Definition of "caron"

English
Etymology
Etymology unknown; first appears in standards documents with no explanation. Possibly derived from caret after its similar shape (^), and with -on either from macron or as an augmentative after reanalysis of -et as a diminutive. Category:Unknown etymology

Noun
en-noun

  1. A háĨek or inverted circumflex; a diacritical mark (ˇ) placed over a letter; on consonants indicates palatalization, and from its shape is used on pinyin vowels to mark the third (falling-rising) tone.

Synonyms
háĨek, hacek

Category:Orthography

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