From ㄱ (giyeok) + additional horizontal line representing burst of aspiration.
ㅋ • (McCune-Reischauer: k')
- 키읔 (kieuk), a jamo (letter) of the alphabet of the Korean writing system, hangeul.
- In the South Korean order, it is the sixteenth jamo. In the North Korean order, it is the eleventh.
- ㅋ (kieuk) is pronounced as a aspirated velar plosive ([kʰ]), i.e. similar to the English k.
Because the letter k repeated sounds like a person laughing, putting ㅋ in a consecutive manner stands for laughing in the Korean Internet media.
ㅋ • (k)
- (Internet slang) laughing.