Breve (˘) is a short and curved line used in Latin, Ancient Greek, and some African languages, to indicate a short vowel sound. In musical notation, a breve is a double whole note, representing a note with a duration twice that of a whole note. This symbol produces a short “a” sound.
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All Symbols That Can Be Used For Breve:
˘, ᾰ, ӗ, ĭ, ŏ, ŭ
How to Use These Symbols?
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What Does Breve Mean?
The word “breve” has originated from the Latin word “brevis,” meaning “small” or “brief.” This word can be used to describe something that is short or brief in duration, size, or extent.
How Do You Type a Breve On a Keyboard?
To type a breve icon ( ˘ ) on a keyboard, you can use the Alt code “ ALT+728”. Hold down the Alt key and type the code on the numeric keypad. This method works for Windows only. To add the symbol using Unicode, press the Alt key on Windows or the Option key on Mac, then type the Unicode for the breve sign, which is U+02D8. Let go of the key to insert the sign.
What is a Macron Breve Symbol?
A macron and a breve are two different kinds of marks used in various writing methods to indicate different sounds. A macron is a horizontal line placed on top of a vowel indicating a long vowel sound. In Latin script, the macron symbol is a straight line ( ̄ ) placed above a vowel. Meanwhile, a breve is a short curved line denoting a short vowel sound.