Definitions for "LEDE"
The start of a piece of writing. It is spelled this way to prevent confusion with lead, the metal that was used extensively in hot-type days, and a term that refers to the spacing of lines in a printed text
See "lead."
The intentional misspelling of "lead," it's the opening to an article.
An abbreviation for Live End/Dead End, this is a studio design technique that combines a "live" (reflective or diffuse) area in the rear of the room and a "dead" (highly absorptive) area at the front of the control room, surrounding the speakers.
Live End Dead End (TM). A style of recording control room design in which, among other things, the front half of the room is acoustically 'dead' - without strong reflections - and the rear half is reflective and diffusive. Conceived in the days of two-channel stereo, and loudspeakers with problematic directivity, the relevance to multichannel audio is questionable.
Live-End-Dead-End room. A room designed to attenuate speaker reflections from adjacent walls, while highlighting the more delayed, scattered reflections from the far end, behind the listeners. This keeps the recorded signals from being strongly modified by the front of the listening room and allows the longer delays from the rear to place room-generated ambience where it belongs. An LEDE room will be heavily padded at the speaker end and lined with diffusing panels at the other end. The absorptive characteristics of this room may result in recordings that are overly bright when played back on wide-dispersion speaker systems located in typical, somewhat more reflective, home-listening rooms.
the first and most important sentence of the story. It sets up what the story is going to be about.
The first paragraph of a newspaper story. It should contain the most important information.
The introductory paragraph of an article designed to hook the reader into reading the rest of the story.