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ma·cron(mā′krŏn′, -krən, măk′rŏn′)
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.
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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)
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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n (Typ) → Querbalken m, → Längezeichen nt
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