Definition of tenor clef in English:

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tenor clef

noun

Music
A clef placing middle C on the second-highest line of the stave, used chiefly for cello and bassoon music.
Example sentences
  • The earlier parts of the role are notated in the tenor clef whilst the later parts are notated in the bass clef.
  • It is not long before the tenor clef is needed to avoid the use of ledger lines.
  • Any trombone student needs to have the knowledge of the alto and tenor clefs to be able to become a complete, well-rounded musician.

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Syllabification: ten·or clef

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