L
La
In Sol fa, the sixth note of the scale
Lâcher (Fre)
To loosen (snare drum)
Lamento
Sad
Langsam (Ger)
Slow

Lebhaft (Ger)
Lively, fast
Ledger lines
Short lines placed above and below the stave for pitches beyond the range of the stave
Legato
Articulation marking: smooth, connected
Léger (Fre)
Light, graceful
Leggiero
Light, graceful
Leider (Ger)
Songs, usually referring to 19th century German art song
Les (Fre)
The
Liberamente
Freely
Libretto
A book containing the words to an opera or vocal work
L'istesso tempo
The same time e.g. changing from 2/4 to 6/8 with the pulse staying the same
Lointain (Fre)
Distant