What does macron mean?

Definitions for macronˈmeɪ krɒn, ˈmæk rɒn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. macron(noun)

    a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound


  1. macron(Noun)

    A short, straight, horizontal diacritical mark (u00AF) placed over any of various letters. It usually is used to indicate that the pronunciation of the vowel is long, in Mandarin pinyin (Chinese), it indicates the first tone, e.g. chu016Bzu016Bchu0113.

  2. Origin: From the μακρόν, neuter form of μακρός (English macro-).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Macron(noun)

    a short, straight, horizontal mark [-], placed over vowels to denote that they are to be pronounced with a long sound; as, a, in dame; /, in s/am, etc


  1. Macron

    A macron, from the Greek μακρόν, meaning "long", is a diacritic placed above a vowel. It was originally used to mark a long or heavy syllable in Greco-Roman metrics, but now marks a long vowel. In the International Phonetic Alphabet the macron is used to indicate mid tone; the sign for a long vowel is a modified triangular colon ⟨⟩. The opposite is the breve ⟨˘⟩, which marks a short or light syllable or a short vowel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Macron

    mak′ron, n. a straight line placed over a vowel to show that it is long:—opp. to Breve, the mark of a short vowel. [Gr., 'long.']


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of macron in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of macron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Toomas Hendrik Ilves:

    They hack email and publish embarrassing articles, russians don’t like Macron, they don’t want him being president. Macron is seen as a unifying figure in the European Union holding sanctions [against Russia].

  2. Le Pen:

    Emmanuel Macron was coming here, and he didn't plan on meeting the employees or coming to the picket line, but was going under protection to some room in the Chamber of Commerce to meet two or three hand-picked people.

  3. Barack Obama:

    I have admired the campaign that Emmanuel Macron has run, he has stood up for liberal values, he put forward a vision for the important role that France plays in Europe and around the world. And he is committed to a better future for the French people. He appeals to people's hopes and not their fears.

  4. Barack Obama:

    I'm not planning to get involved in many elections now that I don't have to run for office again, but the French election is very important to the future of France and to the values that we care so much about, because of how important this election is, I also want you to know that I am supporting Emmanuel Macron to lead you forward.

  5. Le Pen:

    The French have chosen a new president, i have called Mr Macron to congratulate Mr Macron on Mr Macron election and I wished Mr Macron success in this very senior post Mr Macron is going to occupy and also the great challenges in front of Mr Macron. . m-infographic -- 1494194727127 { background : url( http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.e/interactive/html5-video-media/2017/05/07/FrenchElex_Partial_results98_375px.png) no-repeat 0 0 transparent ; margin-bottom : 30px ; padding-top : 92.2872340425532 % ; width : 100 % ; - moz-background-size : cover ; - o-background-size : cover ; - webkit-background-size : cover ; background-size : cover ; } @media( min-width : 640px) {. m-infographic -- 1494194727127 { background-image : url( http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.e/interactive/html5-video-media/2017/05/07/FrenchElex_Partial_results98_780px.png) ; padding-top : 50.44814340588989 % ; } } @media( min-width : 1120px) {. m-infographic -- 1494194727127 { background-image : url( http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.e/interactive/html5-video-media/2017/05/07/FrenchElex_Partial_results98_780px.png) ; padding-top : 50.44814340588989 % ; } }. m-infographic -- 1494194727127 { background : url( http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.e/interactive/html5-video-media/2017/05/07/FrenchElex_Partial_results98_780px.png) no-repeat 0 0 transparent ; height : 394px ; width : 781px ; }.

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