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kreska

Polish

Etymology

From a Polish word meaning “stroke

Noun

kreska (diminutive: kreseczka)

  1. (orthography): a diacritic closely resembling an acute accent.

Usage notes

The kreska is used in Polish writing to indicate consonants that have been “softened” (palatalized). It appears over the consonants c, n, s, z, as well as the vowel o.

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