G clef
noun Date: 1596 treble clef

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  • G clef — n. TREBLE CLEF …   English World dictionary

  • G clef — noun a clef that puts the G above middle C on the second line of a staff • Syn: ↑treble clef, ↑treble staff • Hypernyms: ↑clef * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized G : a clef that places G above middle C, on the second line of the staff called… …   Useful english dictionary

  • G clef — noun A clef indicating the position of one lined G (g′ or G4) on a staff …   Wiktionary

  • G clef — /ˈdʒi klɛf/ (say jee klef) noun a sign on a musical score indicating the position of G above middle C; treble clef …   Australian English dictionary

  • G clef — Music. See treble clef. * * * …   Universalium

  • G clef — n. mad treble clef …   From formal English to slang

  • clef — 1570s in a musical sense, from M.Fr. clef (12c.) key, musical clef, trigger, from a figurative or transferred use of classical L. clavis, which had only the lit. sense key (see SLOT (Cf. slot) (2)). In the Middle Ages, the Latin word was used in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Clef — For other uses, see Clef (disambiguation). Treble and bass clefs shown with names of the notes. A clef (French: clef key ) is a musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • clef — /klef/, n. Music. a symbol placed upon a staff to indicate the name and pitch of the notes corresponding to its lines and spaces. Cf. bass clef, treble clef, C clef. [1570 80; < MF < L clavis key] * * * I (French; key ) Musical notation symbol at …   Universalium

  • clef — /klɛf / (say klef) noun a symbol in music notation placed upon a stave to indicate the name and pitch of the notes corresponding to its lines and spaces. The G clef (or treble clef) indicates that the second line of the stave corresponds to the G …   Australian English dictionary

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