c clef

c clef
C c


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [see klef]
    • /si klɛf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [see klef]
    • /si klɛf/

Definitions of c clef words

  • noun c clef a symbol (), placed at the beginning of the staff, establishing middle C as being on its centre line 3
  • noun c clef a sign on a staff indicating that C is the note on the third line ( alto clef) or on the fourth line ( tenor clef) 3
  • noun c clef a clef that, according to its position, locates middle C on the first, third, or fourth line of the staff. 1
  • noun c clef (music) A clef indicating the position of one-lined C on a staff. 0

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c clef popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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