Meaning of ogonek in English:


Pronunciation /ɒˈɡɒnɛk/


  • A diacritic mark (˛) placed beneath a letter, typically to indicate nasalization of a vowel in Polish and other languages.

    ‘The use of the ogonek to indicate nasality is common in the transcription of the indigenous languages of the Americas.’
    • ‘The ogonek is probably one of the most misunderstood and misshaped character elements ever.’


Polish, literally ‘little hook’.