Macron

Pronunciation of Macron  

English Meaning

A short, straight, horizontal mark [-], placed over vowels to denote that they are to be pronounced with a long sound; as, ā, in dāme; ē, in sēam, etc.

  1. A diacritical mark placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound or phonetic value in pronunciation, such as (ā) in the word make.
  2. The horizontal mark ( ¯ ) used to indicate a stressed or long syllable in a foot of verse.

   

The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.

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