great staff

variants: or less commonly great stave

Definition of great staff

: grand staff The great staff can be considered an eleven-line staff with middle C occupying the short eleventh line, or ledger line— Theodore A Lynn, Introductory Musicianship, 2007

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First Known Use of great staff

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Great staff.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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