from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In musical notation, a degree of a staff, whether line or space.
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a chromatic sign _unless_ it makes a staff-degree represent a chromatic tone.
From this difference in terminology has grown up the custom of using the H (now made [natural]) to show that _any_ staff-degree is in _natural_ condition, _i. e._, not sharped or flatted.] [Illustration: Fig. 11.] 22.