Definition of middle C in English:

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middle C

Pronunciation: /ˈmidl sē/

noun

Music
The C near the middle of the piano keyboard, written on the first ledger line below the treble staff or the first ledger line above the bass staff.
Example sentences
  • It starts at the very beginning by introducing the treble clef and finding middle C on the keyboard and continues from there.
  • For example, the A above middle C on the piano is set to the standard value of 440 Hz, so the A an octave above that has a frequency of 880 Hz.
  • But when the first ladybug is on treble clef middle C, only an up arrow appears.

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Syllabification: mid·dle C

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