music stand



a pedestal or rack designed to hold a score or sheet of music in position for reading.

Origin of music stand

First recorded in 1755–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for music stand

Historical Examples of music stand

  • There's the piano, still open—a fantasia lies, you see, on the music-stand.

  • He tapped the music-stand sharply, raised his baton, and then went on talking.

    The Queen's Scarlet

    George Manville Fenn

  • She went over to the music-stand and fingered them in a contemplative way.

    Peter and Jane

    S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan

  • A harp stood at one corner—not far from it a piano and music-stand.

  • You ought to see my bills; that music-stand over there is full of them!


    Leonard Merrick

British Dictionary definitions for music stand

music stand


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