double bar
(DUH-bul bar)


[Eng.]


A set of two vertical lines drawn perpendicularly through the staff to indicate the end of one section and the beginning of another in a larger composition. A double bar with a thin line followed by a heavy line is known as a final barline and indicates the end of the composition.

See also [Eng.] double bar; [Eng.] double barline; [Fr.] double barre (f); [Ger.] Doppelstrich (m); [Ger.] Doppeltaktstrich (m); [It.] doppia stanghetta (f); [It.] doppia barra (f); [Sp.] doble barra.

Also final barline.


double bar

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