ledger line

\ ˈle-jər- How to pronounce ledger line (audio) \
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Definition of ledger line

: a short line added above or below a musical staff to extend its range

First Known Use of ledger line

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Ledger line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ledger%20line. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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