Definition of alto clef in English:

Share this entry

alto clef

Pronunciation: /ˈaltō ˌklef/ Pronunciation: /ˈôltō ˌklef/

noun

A clef placing middle C on the middle line of the staff, now used chiefly for viola music.
Example sentences
  • The alto clef encountered when reading the viola part poses a challenge.
  • This editor permits single or double stave notation utilizing the treble, bass, tenor and alto clefs.
  • The wedding cake, with chocolate covered strawberries between the layers, was decorated with treble clefs for Rachel's violin and alto clefs for Nick's viola.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: al·to clef

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.