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A short line added for notes above or below the range of a stave.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The range of the staff can be extended with the use of 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.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.