Definition of alto clef in English:

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alto clef

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


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.

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Syllabification: al·to clef

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