leger line

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.

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  • Leger line — Leger Leg er, a. [F. l[ e]ger, fr. LL. (assumed) leviarius, fr. L. levis light in weight. See {Levity}.] Light; slender; slim; trivial. [Obs. except in special phrases.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] {Leger line} (Mus.), a line added above or below the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leger line — [lej′ər] n. [altered < ledger line] Chiefly Brit. LEDGER LINE …   English World dictionary

  • leger line — n. Mus. a short line added for notes above or below the range of a staff. Etymology: var. of LEDGER * * * leger line 7 [leger line leger lines] [ˈledʒə laɪn] [ˈledʒər laɪn] noun (m …   Useful english dictionary

  • leger line — [ lɛdʒə] (also ledger line) noun Music a short line added for notes above or below the range of a stave. Origin C19: leger, var. of ledger …   English new terms dictionary

  • leger line — /ˈlɛdʒə laɪn/ (say lejuh luyn) noun Music a short line added when necessary above or below the lines of a stave to increase the range of the stave. Also, ledger line. {ledger (special use) + line1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • leger line — variant of ledger line …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leger line — /lej euhr/, Music. See ledger line (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • Leger — may refer to: *Fernand Léger, French artist and filmmaker *Nicole Léger, Canadian politician *Dick Leger, Square Dance Caller *Ləgər, Azerbaijan *Saint Leger, or Leodegar *Leger or ledger, a stationary form of tackle and bait in angling *Ledger… …   Wikipedia

  • Leger — Leg er, a. [F. l[ e]ger, fr. LL. (assumed) leviarius, fr. L. levis light in weight. See {Levity}.] Light; slender; slim; trivial. [Obs. except in special phrases.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] {Leger line} (Mus.), a line added above or below the staff… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leger — Ledger Ledg er(l[e^]j [ e]r), n. [Akin to D. legger layer, daybook (fr. leggen to lay, liggen to lie), E. ledge, lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. A book in which a summary of accounts is laid up or preserved; the final book of record in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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