treble staff
noun Date: circa 1854 the musical staff carrying the treble clef

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • treble staff — noun a clef that puts the G above middle C on the second line of a staff • Syn: ↑treble clef, ↑G clef • Hypernyms: ↑clef * * * noun : the musical staff carrying the G clef * * * Music. a staff, bearing a treble clef. [1900 …   Useful english dictionary

  • treble staff — Music. a staff, bearing a treble clef. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • treble staff — noun a staff which starts with a treble clef …   Wiktionary

  • treble clef — noun Etymology: 1treble; from its use for the notation of treble parts Date: 1825 1. a clef that places G above middle C on the second line of the staff 2. treble staff …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • treble — 1. adjective /trɛbəl/ a) Threefold, triple. b) Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano. Ant: bass, third See Also: treble clef, treble staff …   Wiktionary

  • treble clef — noun a clef that puts the G above middle C on the second line of a staff • Syn: ↑treble staff, ↑G clef • Hypernyms: ↑clef …   Useful english dictionary

  • treble clef — n. Music 1. a sign on a staff, indicating the position of G above middle C on the second line: see CLEF 2. the range of notes on a staff so marked …   English World dictionary

  • Staff (music) — In standard Western musical notation, the staff, or stave,[1] is a set of five horizontal lines and four spaces that each represent a different musical pitch or, in the case of a percussion staff, different percussion instruments. Appropriate… …   Wikipedia

  • treble — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 a threefold. b triple. c three times as much or many (treble the amount). 2 (of a voice) high pitched. 3 Mus. = SOPRANO (esp. of an instrument or with ref. to a boy s voice). n. 1 a treble quantity or thing. 2 Darts a hit on …   Useful english dictionary

  • staff — staff1 staffless, adj. /staf, stahf/, n., pl. staffs for 1 5, 9; staves /stayv/ or staffs for 6 8, 10, 11; adj., v. n. 1. a group of persons, as employees, charged with carrying out the work of an establishment or executing some undertaking. 2. a …   Universalium

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