C clef
noun Date: 1596 a movable clef indicating middle C by its placement on one of the lines of the staff

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • C clef — n. Music a sign on a staff indicating that C is the note on the third line (ALTO CLEF) or on the fourth line (TENOR CLEF): distinguished from TREBLE CLEF and BASS CLEF …   English World dictionary

  • C clef — noun a movable clef that puts middle C on one of the lines of a staff • Hypernyms: ↑clef * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st C : a movable clef indicating middle C by its placement on one of the five lines of the staff see alto clef,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • C clef — Music. a clef that, according to its position, locates middle C on the first, third, or fourth line of the staff. * * * …   Universalium

  • C clef — noun A clef indicating the position of one lined C on a staff …   Wiktionary

  • C clef — n. mad a movable musical clef locating middle C on the first, third, or fourth line of the staff …   From formal English to slang

  • C clef — /si ˈklɛf/ (say see klef) noun Music a sign indicating the position of middle C on the stave …   Australian English dictionary

  • Clef — (kl[e^]f; 277), n. [F. clef key, a key in music, fr. L. clavis key. See {Clavicle}.] (Mus.) A character used in musical notation to determine the position and pitch of the scale as represented on the staff. [1913 Webster] Note: The clefs are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C — (s[=e]) 1. C is the third letter of the English alphabet. It is from the Latin letter C, which in old Latin represented the sounds of k, and g (in go); its original value being the latter. In Anglo Saxon words, or Old English before the Norman… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C spring — C C (s[=e]) 1. C is the third letter of the English alphabet. It is from the Latin letter C, which in old Latin represented the sounds of k, and g (in go); its original value being the latter. In Anglo Saxon words, or Old English before the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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