inverted hat

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From its shape, supposed to resemble the profile of a hat turned upside-down.


inverted hat (plural inverted hats)

  1. (nonstandard) A háček.
  2. (nonstandard) = breve

Usage notes[edit]

  • The shape suggested by hat is too vague to allow inverted hat the specificity to distinguish between a háček ( ˇ ) and a breve ( ˘ ). The term inverted circumflex avoids this problem, as it can refer to a háček (( ˆ ) → ( ˇ )), but never to a breve. The term’s ambiguousness is demonstrated in its two senses’ shared quotation (dated November 2002), where it occurs twice within the same sentence, first to refer to háčky, and then to a breve.