Origin of macron
Examples from the Web for macron
Contemporary Examples of macron
Macron excelled at France's elite schools, including the civil-servant powerhouse Ecole Nationale d'Administration.
Precocious even in his private life, Macron does not have children of his own but, at 36, he is a grandfather.
Historical Examples of macron
There are also some characters with a macron or overline (straight line) above them.
Diacritical marks have been avoided, with the exception of the macron.The Little Clay Cart
(Attributed To) King Shudraka
Pandecges with macron on second a: the vowel is broad, as in father.Three in Norway
James Arthur Lees
The Chapter title does not use a macron at all, and has been left as printed.The Foundations of Japan
J.W. Robertson Scott
Combinations such as (y with breve and macron) or (o with under-dot and macron) may not display as intended in all browsers.
Word Origin for macron
"short horizontal line placed over a vowel to indicate length," 1827, from Greek makron, neuter of makros "long" (see macro-).