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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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.
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Origin and Etymology of macron
Greek makron, neuter of makros long
First Known Use: 1851See Words from the same year
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: a mark − placed over a vowel to show that the vowel is long
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