Counter-tenor clef
Counter tenor Coun"ter ten`or (t?n`?r). [OF. contreteneur. Cf. {Contratenor}, and see {Tenor} a part in music.] (Mus.) One of the middle parts in music, between the tenor and the treble; high tenor. [1913 Webster]

{Counter-tenor clef} (Mus.), the C clef when placed on the third line; -- also called {alto clef}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Counter tenor — Coun ter ten or (t?n ?r). [OF. contreteneur. Cf. {Contratenor}, and see {Tenor} a part in music.] (Mus.) One of the middle parts in music, between the tenor and the treble; high tenor. [1913 Webster] {Counter tenor clef} (Mus.), the C clef when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • alto clef — Counter tenor Coun ter ten or (t?n ?r). [OF. contreteneur. Cf. {Contratenor}, and see {Tenor} a part in music.] (Mus.) One of the middle parts in music, between the tenor and the treble; high tenor. [1913 Webster] {Counter tenor clef} (Mus.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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