sheet music


Definition of sheet music 

: music printed on large unbound sheets of paper

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The growl isn't as hungry as its naturally aspirated predecessor, but the fire-whipping turbo note just under 2000 rpm at full throttle slingshots the car into lanes that look like sheet music ready to play play play. Robert Duffer,, "Porsche 911 GTS is the quickest, fastest and most popular Carrera," 19 July 2017 Come prepared with 16-32 bars of a song (bring sheet music for accompanist) and dressed for movement. Mark Rapp,, "Cleveland theater's auditions for March 30 and Beyond: "The Savannah Sipping Society" and directors at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre & More," 30 Mar. 2018 The winner will receive sheet music to the song that has their new lyrics on it, and the same prize Gershwin got back in 1919: $25. Adesuwa Agbonile, sacbee, "Is it time for another national anthem? New competition lets Americans try to write one," 3 July 2018 Some of the Musicroom stores sell instruments as well as sheet music. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sheet music publisher Hal Leonard LLC buys largest sheet music firm in Europe in $50 million deal," 5 Apr. 2018 Both singers felt insecure about their lack of education, neither could read sheet music, and while Jones was petrified of drowning, Franklin feared airplanes. Jeff Maysh, Smithsonian, "The Counterfeit Queen of Soul," 28 June 2018 Concertgoers had lovely weather in which to take in the performances save for the wind, which nearly made airborne the performers' sheet music, according to fest coordinator Nancy Guillemette. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Gospel music fest lifts spirits, sheet music," 25 June 2018 The sheet music is from 1910, and the matadors were added in black marker about 10 years ago. Brooke Porter Katz, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kneeland Co.'s Joanna Williams Wants to Find You a Rare Souvenir," 15 June 2018 Anyone would be upset to hear about the amp and CD, but the sheet music apparently was what hit Duffy the hardest. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Danny Duffy offers reward after grandfather's hand-written sheet music was stolen | The Kansas City Star," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sheet music

1852, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sheet music

: music printed on sheets of paper that are not bound together

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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