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English definition of “line”


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 notes Technical 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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