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key signature for A major

key signature

n. Music
The group of sharps or flats placed to the right of the clef on a staff to identify the key.

key signature

n
(Classical Music) music a group of sharps or flats appearing at the beginning of each stave line to indicate the key in which a piece, section, etc, is to be performed

key′ sig`nature


n.
(in musical notation) the group of sharps or flats placed after the clef to indicate the tonality of the music following.
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Noun1.key signature - the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
Translations

key signature

n (Mus) → armatura
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