3.1.7 AmbitusLine

The vertical line in an Ambitus.

AmbitusLine objects are created by the following engraver(s): Ambitus_engraver.

Standard settings:

gap (dimension, in staff space):


Size of a gap in a variable symbol.

length-fraction (number):


Multiplier for lengths. Used for determining ledger lines and stem lengths.

maximum-gap (number):


Maximum value allowed for gap property.

stencil (stencil):


The symbol to print.

thickness (number):


For grobs made up of lines, this is the thickness of the line. For slurs and ties, this is the distance between the two arcs of the curve’s outline at its thickest point, not counting the diameter of the virtual “pen” that draws the arcs. This property is expressed as a multiple of the current staff-line thickness (i.e., the visual output is influenced by changes to Staff.StaffSymbol.thickness).

X-offset (number):


The horizontal amount that this object is moved relative to its X-parent.

Note that many objects have special positioning considerations, which cause any setting of X-offset to be ignored or modified, even though the object supports the self-alignment-interface.

This object supports the following interface(s): ambitus-interface, font-interface, grob-interface and item-interface.

This object is of class Item (characterized by item-interface).

LilyPond Internals Reference v2.25.17 (development-branch).