Definitions of ligature:
  • noun:   thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)
  • noun:   a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone
  • noun:   character consisting of two or more letters combined into one
  • noun:   (music) a group of notes connected by a slur
  • noun:   the act of tying or binding things together
  • noun:   something used to tie or bind

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