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. Valerie Pecresse:

    Whatever his failings... Emmanuel Macron would always be a more rallying force, than a right turned in upon its conservative fringe.

  2. Gary Cohn:

    You know, Macron and the president have somewhat different views on how to achieve the end goal, but I think the end goal is the same.

  3. 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].

  4. 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.

  5. The Games:

    We wanted to engage immediately with the new president (Macron). He was very receptive and committed. Two days after taking office he decided to welcome the evaluation commission, for him it is a national project, a national priority.

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