Definition of ogonek in English:

ogonek

noun

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

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

Origin

Polish, literally little hook.

Pronunciation:

ogonek

/ɒˈɡɒnɛk/