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sheet music

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noun
  1. music printed on unbound sheets of paper.
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Origin of sheet music

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for sheet music

Historical Examples

  • The mermaids under the water, they have among themselves no sheet-music, so on shells they must read it.

    Nautilus

    Laura E. Richards

  • Well, doubtless he'll give you some music,—sheet-music, you know; and perhaps some magazines.

  • The next year more books arrived, with some sheet-music as well, and thus Nance's mind was fed upon new delights.

    If Any Man Sin

    H. A. Cody


British Dictionary definitions for sheet music

sheet music

noun
  1. the printed or written copy of a short composition or piece, esp in the form of unbound leaves
  2. music in its written or printed form
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