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music stand

noun
1.
a pedestal or rack designed to hold a score or sheet of music in position for reading.
Origin of music stand
1755-1765
1755-65
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  • Some of them have a sliding shaft, like that of a music stand, by which the light might be raised or lowered at pleasure.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • Then, taking a candle from the music stand, he began to mount the steps.

  • The music stand was about half a mile from the park entrance.

  • None the less, he turned away and wept beneath a music–stand, as if his heart would never give remission to his eyes.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 3 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with the music and his sister with the violin.

    Metamorphosis Franz Kafka
  • When the music stand was reached the band did not go upon it but marched around it playing that same little old tune.

  • People were slowly sauntering into it in groups, and walking up toward the music stand where the dancing was to be done.

  • The old square piano was in its accustomed place, as well as the music stand.

  • Helen sat down before the open piano, and Nathalie picked up her mandolin from the music stand and began to tune it.

    A Colony of Girls Kate Livingston Willard
  • At such times, a large programme of the performance is posted on a movable frame placed opposite the music stand.

British Dictionary definitions for music stand

music stand

noun
1.
a frame, usually of wood or metal, upon which a musical score or orchestral part is supported
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