middle C
noun Date: 1660 the note designated by the first ledger line below the treble staff and the first above the bass staff

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • middle C — n [U] the musical note C, which is the middle note on a piano …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • middle C — ► NOUN Music ▪ the C near the middle of the piano keyboard, written on the first ledger line below the treble stave or the first ledger line above the bass stave …   English terms dictionary

  • middle C — n. 1. the musical note on the first ledger line below the treble staff and the first above the bass staff 2. the corresponding tone or key …   English World dictionary

  • Middle C — In Western music, the expression Middle C refers to the note C located exactly between the two staves of the grand staff. This note resonates at a frequency of 261.626 hertz, and is near the top of the bass vocal range and near the bottom of the… …   Wikipedia

  • middle C — noun the note designated by the first ledger line below the treble staff; 261.63 hertz • Hypernyms: ↑note, ↑musical note, ↑tone * * * noun, pl ⋯ Cs [count, noncount] music : the musical note C that is close to the center of a piano s keyboard the …   Useful english dictionary

  • middle C — noun a) A specific musical note, particularly the note C4, at approximately 261.6 hertz, appearing at the middle of the alto staff and directly between the treble and bass staves. b) The key on a piano or other keyboard instrument corresponding… …   Wiktionary

  • middle C — noun Music the C near the middle of the piano keyboard, written on the first leger line below the treble stave or the first leger line above the bass stave …   English new terms dictionary

  • middle C — noun (singular) the musical note C which is at the middle point of a piano keyboard …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • middle C — UK / US noun [singular] music the C note that is near the middle of the keyboard on a piano …   English dictionary

  • middle C — Music. the note indicated by the first leger line above the bass staff and the first below the treble staff. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

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