HyperDic: ligature

English > 6 senses of the word ligature:
NOUNcommunicationligature(music) a group of notes connected by a slur
communicationligaturecharacter consisting of two or more letters combined into one
artifactligaturea metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone
artifactligaturethread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)
artifactligature, bindersomething used to tie or bind / bind / bind
actligature, tyingthe act of tying or binding things together
English > ligature: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaning(music) a group of notes connected by a slur.
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Broaderphrase, musical phraseA short musical passage
English > ligature: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningCharacter consisting of two or more letters combined into one.
Broadercharacter, graph, grapheme, graphic symbolA written symbol that is used to represent speech
Spanishligadura
English > ligature: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone.
BroaderbandA restraint put around something to hold it together
English > ligature: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningthread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood).
Broaderthread, yarnA fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing / sewing and weaving
Verbsligatebind with a bandage or ligature
English > ligature: 6 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningSomething used to tie or bind / bind / bind.
Synonymbinder
BroaderligamentAny connection or unifying bond
English > ligature: 6 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of tying or binding things together.
Synonymtying
Narrowerligation(surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)
Broaderfastening, attachmentThe act of fastening things together
Spanishamarre, anudadura, anudamiento, atadura
Catalanamarratge, lligada, lligadura
Verbsligatebind with a bandage or ligature

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