[Fr., bar]

  1. The French term for barline. Barres is the plural form.

    Also [Eng.] barline; [Fr.] barre; [Ger.] Taktstrich; [It.] stanghetta; [Sp.] divisorias.

  2. A temporary nut formed by placing the forefinger of the left hand across some or all of the strings of a guitar, lute, banjo, or other fretted instrument.
  3. The French term for Beam.

    Also [Eng.] Beam; [Fr.] barre; [Ger.] Balken; [It.] barra; [Sp.] barra.

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