Definition of C clef in English:

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C clef

Entry from US English dictionary


The soprano, alto, or tenor clef.
Example sentences
  • Instruments with ranges that do not fall comfortably into either bass or treble clef may use a C clef or may be transposing instruments.
  • For some teen and adult students of an abstract bent, you might mention C clefs, and even treble and bass clefs which move around and why.
  • The C clefs tend to be used much less commonly, especially in jazz, although the tenor clef is sometimes read by trombonists.

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Syllabification: C clef

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