macron

noun ma·cron \ ˈmā-ˌkrän , ˈma- , -krən \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of macron

Greek makron, neuter of makros long


Macron

biographical name Ma·cron \ mä-ˈkrōⁿ \

Definition of Macron

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

MACRON Defined for Kids

macron

noun ma·cron \ ˈmā-ˌkrän \

Definition of macron for Students

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

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