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ma·cron

 (mā′krŏn′, -krən, măk′rŏn′)
n.
1. A symbol ( ¯ ) placed over a vowel to show that it has a long sound.
2. The horizontal mark ( ¯ ) used to indicate a stressed or long syllable in a foot of verse.

[Greek makron, from neuter of makros, long; see māk- in Indo-European roots.]
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macron

(ˈmækrɒn)
n
1. (Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a diacritical mark (¯) placed over a letter, used in prosody, in the orthography of some languages, and in several types of phonetic respelling systems, to represent a long vowel
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a diacritical mark (¯) placed over a letter, used in prosody, in the orthography of some languages, and in several types of phonetic respelling systems, to represent a long vowel
[C19: from Greek makron something long, from makros long]
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ma•cron

(ˈmeɪ krɒn, ˈmæk rɒn)

n.
1. a horizontal line over a vowel to show that it is long or has a specific pronunciation, as (ā) in fate (fāt).
2. this symbol used in prosody to indicate a long or stressed syllable.
[1850–55; n. use of Greek makrón, neuter of makrós long]
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Noun1.macron - a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound
diacritic, diacritical mark - a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
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Translations
macron

macron

n (Typ) → Querbalken m, → Längezeichen nt
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References in periodicals archive ?
(Also, because this paper is not typed in a Hawaiian language font, some Hawaiian words are missing a crucial pronunciation mark, the kahako, which adds stress and emphasis to vowels, and which can change the meanings of certain words.
(These may be the same people who left the "wizard stones" in Honolulu.) There are four words spelled as "mahu" but with varied use of the kahako (macron) which stresses vowels.
* Besides the glotal stop, modern Hawaiian uses the macron, or "kahako," a line over certain vowels that lengthens the sound.