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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (20)
  • Now I know that the long mark is called a macron and the short mark is called a breve.
  • The letter o appears in this text with a macron and
  • | Two instances of an 'o' with macron are rendered as |
  • An analysis of the use of the macron in Greek texts of a certain period. for more
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