Definition of leger line in English:

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leger line

Pronunciation: /ˈlɛdʒə/
(also ledger line)


A short line added for notes above or below the range of a stave.
Example sentences
  • A cutting tool is then used to put in the bar-lines, stems, beams, ledger lines, slurs, expression marks, etc.
  • In bar 194 of the Adagio, the Bass tuba has a low note with many ledger lines.
  • I wasn't having to stop and count leger lines, and I was managing to maintain something of a pace through it.


Late 19th century: leger, variant of ledger.

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