- a slur.
- a group of notes connected by a slur.
- a metal band for securing the reed of a clarinet or saxophone to the mouthpiece.
Origin of ligature
OTHER WORDS FROM ligatureun·lig·a·tured, adjective
Words nearby ligature
How to use ligature in a sentence
The ligature around his neck corresponded to a fragment of ligature still attached to the shower curtain.
He had scars on his stomach and buttocks, and ligature indentations on his wrists.Florida Child Abuse Scandal: The Victim's New Life|Jacqui Goddard|February 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST
A fourth ligature, but this one swift as an arrow, darted towards his stomach, and wound around him there.
It would be the bursting of the ligature of the artery; and once under the water with its heavy burden, no power could raise it.
For a time the wound seemed to be progressing favorably, but the unlucky complication of the ligature threw him back.
On that day the ligature came away, giving instant and entire relief.
His hands were now immoderately swelled from the tightness of the ligature; and the pain had become intolerable.
British Dictionary definitions for ligature
- a slur or the group of notes connected by it
- (in plainsong notation) a symbol indicating two or more notes grouped together