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[leen; French leen-yuh] /lin; French ˈlin yə/
noun, plural lignes
[leenz; French leen-yuh] /linz; French ˈlin yə/ (Show IPA)
(in Swiss watchmaking) a unit equal to 0.0888 inch or 2.2558 millimeters, divided into 12 douziemes: used mainly to gauge the thickness of a movement.
line1 (def 44).
Origin of ligne
< French: line1 Unabridged
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  • Recently you've begun incorporating the ligne claire style into your drawings.
  • He mastered a style of drawing called ligne claire or clear line: a clean, pared-down style of simple, precise lines.

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