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clave 1

 (klāv)
v. Archaic
A past tense of cleave1.

clave 2

 (klāv)
v. Archaic
A past tense of cleave2.

cla·ve 3

 (klä′vā)
n.
1. One of a pair of cylindrical hardwood sticks beaten together as a percussion instrument.
2. A syncopated two-bar musical pattern.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, keystone, from Latin clāvis, key.]
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clave

(kleɪv; klɑːv)
n
(Instruments) music one of a pair of hardwood sticks struck together to make a hollow sound, esp to mark the beat of Latin-American dance music
[C20: from American Spanish, from Latin clavis key]

clave

(kleɪv)
vb
archaic a past tense of cleave1

clave

(kleɪv)
n
(Zoology) zoology a clublike thickening at the upper end of an organ, esp of the antenna of an insect
[C19: from Latin clāva club]
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clave1

(kleɪv)

v.
Archaic. pt. of cleave 1.

cla•ve2

(ˈklɑ veɪ)

n.
one of a pair of hand-held wooden sticks or blocks that are struck together to accompany music and dancing.
[1925–30; American Spanish, Sp: keystone < Latin clāvis key]
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