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manuscript paper

Line breaks: manu|script paper

Definition of manuscript paper in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Paper printed with staves for writing music on.
Example sentences
  • Messiaen was not one to waste manuscript paper, so it is possible that he wrote this fragment down in 1965 on a sheet partly used two years earlier.
  • The opening allegro was written in a white heat of inspiration, during a holiday in the mountains near Graz; he seems to have run out of manuscript paper, for the last 50 bars are scribbled out on dinner napkins.
  • The sensitivity usually rises from musicians desperate to receive some encouragement for the notes they commit to manuscript paper.

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