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noun (WORDS)    /laɪn/
B1 [C] a row of words that form part of a text: We could get more lines on the page if we reduced the type size. The computer screen displays 80 characters per line.Pieces of writing [C] a short series of musical notesTechnical music terms [C usually plural] the words that an actor speaks when performing in a film, play, etc.: I only had two lines in the whole play. She hasn't learned her lines yet, and we've got our first rehearsal tomorrow. I'm terrified of forgetting my lines.Casting, roles and scripts lines [plural] UK a punishment for school students in which a sentence has to be written repeatedly: She got 200 lines for swearing at her teacher.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
(Definition of line noun (WORDS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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