Macron Definition

In prosody, a macron is the mark placed over a syllable in a line of verse to show that it is stressed. It is denoted by the following symbol (?). See also breve and meter.


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


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Misc. Definitions

\Ma"cron\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? long.] (Pron.) A short, straight, horizontal mark [-], placed over vowels to denote that they are to be pronounced with a long sound; as, [=a], in d[=a]me; [=e], in s[=e]am, etc.

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