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

  • treble — triple, treble In general contexts (outside music, betting, etc.) the two words are largely interchangeable as noun, verb, and adjective, but triple is more common for the verb (especially in intransitive uses, in the sense ‘to become three times …   Modern English usage

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