leading tone definition by Webster's New World
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Music the seventh tone of a scale, a half tone below the tonic
leading tone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The seventh tone or degree of a scale that is a half tone below the tonic; a subtonic.
Origin: From its tendency to lead into or rise to the tonic.