bass staff

noun

: a musical staff carrying the bass clef
… most of the notes in the instrument's lower range are written in the bass staff.John Goldsby, The Jazz Bass Book, 2002
compare treble staff

Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bass staff was in 1770

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“Bass staff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bass%20staff. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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bass staff

noun
: the musical staff carrying the bass clef
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