claves pl (plural only)
- (music) A percussion instrument, consisting of two sticks or blocks, in which one is struck against the other in order to produce a sound.
One generally speaks of playing "the claves"; the singular form is seldom used.
percussion instrument consisting of two sticks or blocks
- cleavers (Bahamas)
- second-person singular present indicative of
- second-person singular present subjunctive of