Definition of Leger line

1. Noun. A short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff.

Exact synonyms: Ledger Line
Generic synonyms: Line
Group relationships: Musical Notation



Definition of Leger line

1. Noun. A musical notation to inscribe notes outside the lines and spaces of the regular musical staffs; a line slightly longer than the note is drawn parallel to the staff, above or below, spaced at the same distances as the notes within the staff. ¹

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Literary usage of Leger line

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1. Chambers's Information for the People: A Popular Encyclopaedia by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1853)
"... when a note happens to go either above or below the five lines, of drawing an additional little line for that note, which is called a leger line. ..."

2. The Ancient Lyre: A Collection of Old, New, and Original Church Music, Under by Charles Zeuner (1838)
"E—First leger line above G First space above F—Fifth-line E Fourth space —D—Fourth-line С Third space -B—Third-line- A Second space G—Second-line F First ..."

3. A Dictionary of Musical Terms: Containing Upwards of 9,000 English, French by Theodore Baker (1895)
"See Leger-line. Legan'do. (It.) See Legato. ... Leger-space, a space bounded on either side or both sides by a leger-line. ..."

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