Definition of C clef in English:

C clef

Syllabification: C clef

noun

The soprano, alto, or tenor clef.
More 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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