Definition of Serbo-Croat in English:


Line breaks: Serbo-Croat
Pronunciation: /ˌsəːbəʊˈkrəʊat
(also Serbo-Croatian /-krəʊˈeɪʃ(ə)n/)


[mass noun]
  • A term for the Southern 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 break-up of Yugoslavia the names of the individual languages have generally been preferred.
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    • 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.


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  • Relating to Serbo-Croat.
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    • 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.

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