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English noun: ligature

1. ligature (communication) (music) a group of notes connected by a slur


Broader (hypernym)musical phrase, phrase


Domain categorymusic

2. ligature (communication) character consisting of two or more letters combined into one


Broader (hypernym)character, grapheme, graphic symbol

3. ligature (artifact) a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone


Broader (hypernym)band

4. ligature (artifact) thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)


Broader (hypernym)thread, yarn

5. ligature (artifact) something used to tie or bind


Synonymsbinder


Broader (hypernym)ligament

6. ligature (act) the act of tying or binding things together


Synonymstying


Broader (hypernym)attachment, fastening


Narrower (hyponym)ligation









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