ledger line


variants or less commonly leger line
: a short line added above or below a musical staff to extend its range

Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ledger line was in 1697

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Cite this Entry

“Ledger line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ledger%20line. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

ledger line

: a short line added above or below a musical staff for notes that are too high or too low to be placed on the staff
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