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clef

in music, a symbol on a staff showing the pitch of the notes
Not to be confused with:
cleft – split; divided; a crack or crevice; an indentation between two parts, as of the chin
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
مُفْتاح الأنْغام الموسيقيه
klíč
nøgle
hangjegykulcs
nótnalykill
raktas
atslēga

clef

[klef] N (Mus) → clave f
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clef

[ˈklɛf] n (MUSIC)clé f
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clef

n(Noten)schlüssel m
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clef

[klɛf] n (Mus) → chiave f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

clef

(klef) noun
in music, a sign (eg or) on the stave fixing the pitch of the notes.
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