Definition of meloplast in English:

meloplast

(also méloplaste)

noun

Music
  • An empty staff used as an aid in teaching staff notation.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Annual Register. Apparently from French méloplaste (although only documented from 1824; see note below) from mélo- + plaste.

Pronunciation

meloplast

/ˈmɛlə(ʊ)plast/