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

Definition of macron

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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


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

Definition of Macron (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Mokonuts Omar, who’s responsible for the savory dishes, got his start at Daniel in New York City, while Moko, a one-time lawyer, dreamt of making macrons at Ladurée. Condé Nast Traveler, "24 Best Restaurants in Paris," 4 Mar. 2018 While the classic almond croissant is the best-seller at both bakeries, perhaps the signature pastry is the macron rose. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, "'Estelle 2.0' culminates lifelong dream for Sacramento baker," 30 June 2018 President Trump is celebrating bastille day alongside french president emmanuel macron. Philip Bump, Washington Post, "This is what Trump heard when he watched 'Fox and Friends' as president," 19 Jan. 2018 Several of the would-be Macrons come from the PRI, which has previously tried running young, supposedly reform-minded politicians — only to end up with a batch of governors confronting graft charges. David Agren, Washington Post, "Mexico’s elite desperately want their own Emmanuel Macron," 17 July 2017

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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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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

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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