macron

noun
ma·​cron | \ ˈmā-ˌkrän How to pronounce macron (audio) , ˈma-, -krən How to pronounce macron (audio) \

Definition of macron

: a mark placed over a vowel to indicate that the vowel is long or placed over a syllable or used alone to indicate a stressed or long syllable in a metrical foot

First Known Use of macron

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macron

borrowed from Greek makrón, neuter of makrós "long (in time)" — more at macro-

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“Macron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macron. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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macron

noun
ma·​cron | \ ˈmā-ˌkrän How to pronounce macron (audio) \

Kids Definition of macron

: a mark placed over a vowel to show that the vowel is long

Macron biographical name

Ma·​cron | \ mä-ˈkrōⁿ How to pronounce Macron (audio) \

Definition of Macron

Emmanuel (Jean-Michel Frédéric) 1977–    president of France (2017–  )

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