Definitions of clef

  1. a musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A character used in musical notation to determine the position and pitch of the scale as represented on the staff. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A figure on each staff in music to show the pitch of all the notes on one particular line or space. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A character in music which determines the key or position on the scale of the notes that follow it. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A character in music which indicates the key. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A character placed upon the staff to determine the pitch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A character at the beginning of a staff to determine the degree of elevation occupied by that staff in the system, and to point out the names of all the notes contained in the line of that clef. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. In a piece of music, a figure placed at the beginning of each stave to tell its pitch, or the degree of elevation in which it is to be sung. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. klef, n. a musical character placed on the staff by which the absolute pitch of the notes is fixed. [Fr., from L. clavis; Gr. kleis, a key.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. C. du Crane, Wormiana ossa-c. de Garengeot, Key-c. a Noix, see Key-c. a Pivot, see Key-c. a Pompe, see Key. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  11. One of the three symbols (C. tenor, or alto; Gortreble; F or bass) indicating pitch of stave in music. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. [L.] A sign giving the name and pitch of the notes, as, G or treble clef, C or tenor, F or bass. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  13. n. [Latin] [Greek] A character in musical notation placed at the beginning of the staft to determine the position and pitch of the scale. Cabinet Dictionary
  14. A mark at the beginning of the lines of a song, which shews the tone or key in which the piece is to begin. Complete Dictionary

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