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clef

 (klĕf)
n. Music
A symbol indicating the pitch represented by one line of a staff, in relation to which the other pitches of the staff can be determined.

[French, key, from Old French, from Latin clāvis.]

clef

(klɛf)
n
(Music, other) one of several symbols placed on the left-hand side beginning of each stave indicating the pitch of the music written after it. See also alto clef, bass clef, C clef, soprano clef, tenor clef, treble clef
[C16: from French: key, clef, from Latin clāvis; related to Latin claudere to close]

clef

(klɛf)

n.
a sign at the beginning of a musical staff to show the pitch of the notes.
[1570–80; < Middle French < Latin clāvis key]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clef - a musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following itclef - a musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
G clef, treble clef, treble staff - a clef that puts the G above middle C on the second line of a staff
bass clef, F clef - a clef that puts the F below middle C on the fourth line of a staff
alto clef, viola clef - a clef that puts middle C on the third line of a staff
C clef - a movable clef that puts middle C on one of the lines of a staff
soprano clef - a clef that puts middle C on the bottom line of the staff
tenor clef - a clef that puts middle C on the fourth line of the staff; used for writing music for bassoons or cellos or tenor horns
Translations
مُفْتاح الأنْغام الموسيقيه
klíč
nøgle
hangjegykulcs
nótnalykill
raktas
atslēga

clef

[klef] N (Mus) → clave f

clef

[ˈklɛf] n (MUSIC)clé f

clef

n(Noten)schlüssel m

clef

[klɛf] n (Mus) → chiave f

clef

(klef) noun
in music, a sign (eg or) on the stave fixing the pitch of the notes.
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The Silver Clef fundraising committee was founded in 1976 by executives from across the British music industry, who wanted to honour and award artists whilst raising funds for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.
Emma Banks, the chairman of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef committee, congratulated Sir Jones, adding that the event was special as they had the most varied range of talent, which certainly was the "best of British".
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The exceptions are: timpani notation and carryover of accidentals, which can produce semitone errors; natural harmonics notated at lingered pitch, which can produce errors of a few large intervals; baritone horn and euphonium clef dependencies, which can produce errors of a major ninth; and scordatura and scores in C, which can lead to errors of almost any range.