how to pronounce ligature


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the above transcription of ligature is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

ligature is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of ligature in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… like a ligature not much was thought of …”

meanings of ligature


  1. The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness.
  2. The act of tying or binding something.
  3. A cord or similar thing used to tie something; especially the thread used in surgery to close a vessel or duct.
  4. A character that visually combines multiple letters, such as æ, œ, ß or ij; also logotype. Sometimes called a typographic ligature.
  5. A thread or wire used to remove tumours, etc.
  6. A piece used to hold a reed to the mouthpiece on woodwind instruments.
  7. A group of notes played as a phrase, or the curved line that indicates such a phrase.
  8. A curve or line connecting notes; a slur.
  9. Impotence caused by magic or charms.


  1. To ligate; to tie.

ligature frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ligature occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ligature can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ligature can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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