[ lee-ding ]
/ ˈli dɪŋ /
the seventh degree of a diatonic scale; subtonic.
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Also called leading note.
Origin of leading tone
First recorded in 1910–15
Words nearby leading tone
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British Dictionary definitions for leading note
/ (ˈliːdɪŋ) /
another word for subtonic
(esp in cadences) a note, usually the subtonic of a scale, that tends most naturally to resolve to the note lying one semitone above it
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