from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A music-rack or music-case.
  • n. A raised platform, as in a park, on which a band plays.


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  • They can try out organ software and music-stand lights.

    In Washington for convention, organists pull out all the stops

  • The programs had a music-stand cover my husband and I met when we were teenagers, as stand partners and a collage of our wedding party.

    Wedding Invites -- by Guest Erin Jang

  • In a remote corner, embowered in palms, was a cottage piano, with a copy of the ‘Kensington Coil’ open on the music-stand.

    The Man of Property

  • Some new pieces of music encumbered the music-stand in the lower room and on his shelves stood two volumes by Nietzsche: Thus Spake


  • I saw Miss Fairlie lingering near the music-stand.

    The Woman in White

  • There is the ‘Moonlight Sonata’ open, and tempting me, on the music-stand.


  • “Have you remembered everything he pointed out to you at your last lesson?” asked Johanna, going over to the music-stand, and peering at the pages with her shortsighted eyes.

    Maurice Guest

  • A flute and some sheet music sat on a spindly music-stand in one corner.

    Mortal Causes

  • I have, since my return to England, been into a beautiful old parish church in one of the midland counties; the building was in a most deplorable state of dilapidation, and the communion-rail formed a music-stand, while inside were placed an orchestra of two fiddles and a bass-viol.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • I found Manzini on the music-stand and closed the pages.

    Aunt Rachel


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