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lead sheet

[leed] /lid/
noun
1.
a copy of a song containing the melody line, sometimes along with the lyrics and the notations indicating the harmonic structure.
Origin of lead sheet
1940-1945
An Americanism dating back to 1940-45
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  • The distance between the platinum point and the lead sheet may be adjusted by simply turning the glass tube.

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