Definition of Serbo-Croat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsərbōˈkrōˌät/
(also Serbo-Croatian /krōˈāSHən/)


A term for the South Slavic language spoken in Serbia, Croatia, and elsewhere in the former Yugoslavia. Serbo-Croat comprises two closely similar forms: Serbian, written in the Cyrillic alphabet, and Croat, written in the Roman alphabet. Since the breakup of Yugoslavia the names of the individual languages have generally been preferred.
Example sentences
  • The Croats and Muslims use the Roman alphabet to write Serbo-Croatian, while the Serbs use the Cyrillic alphabet.
  • They translated the radio jingle into Albanian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, and Serbian.
  • Today each of the republics of the former Yugoslavia use their own language, but they are all Slavic languages similar to Serbo-Croatian.


Relating to Serbo-Croat.
Example sentences
  • As one of the three Serbo-Croat speakers attached to the British contingent of the force, his role was to act as the principal military negotiator with the Bosnian Serb leadership on behalf of the UN.
  • What's it supposed to be, some type of Serbo-Croatian shorthand?
  • Underground's original Serbo-Croatian soundtrack is offered in Dolby stereo.

Words that rhyme with Serbo-Croat


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Syllabification: Ser·bo-Cro·at

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