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Definition: Leading note
Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading
motive; a leading man; a leading example. -- Lead"ing*ly
(Law), a reported decision which has come to
be regarded as settling the law of the question involved.
[a translation of G. leitmotif] (Mus.), a
guiding theme; in the musical drama of Wagner, a marked
melodic phrase or short passage which always accompanies
the reappearance of a certain person, situation, abstract
idea, or allusion in the course of the play; a sort of
musical label. Also called leitmotif
(Mus.), the seventh note or tone in the
ascending major scale; the sensible note.
, a question so framed as to guide the
person questioned in making his reply.
, strings by which children are supported
when beginning to walk.
To be in leading strings
, to be in a state of infancy or
dependence, or under the guidance of others.
, a wheel situated before the driving wheels
of a locomotive engine.