Meaning of soft sign

soft' sign"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the Cyrillic letter (ь) as used in Russian to indicate that the preceding consonant is palatalized, or to represent (y) between a palatalized consonant and a vowel.
  2. front jer. See
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