Definition of leading note in English:

leading note

Syllabification: lead·ing note
Pronunciation: /ˌlēdiNG ˈnōt


  • another term for subtonic.
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    • Later in the same movement, we find a leading note in the bassoon that does not rise to the tonic.
    • Prelude No 2 is rather like a rag, but with a fascinating tune where the emphasis is on the leading note.
    • In the third movement, it forms the leading notes of one of the main themes.

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