See also: clavés

EnglishEdit

 
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a set of claves

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin American Spanish claves (plural), from Latin clāvis (a key; a lever, bar).

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NounEdit

claves pl (normally plural, singular clave)

  1. (music) A percussion instrument, consisting of two sticks or blocks, in which one is struck against the other in order to produce a sound.
Usage notesEdit

One generally speaks of playing "the claves"; the singular form is seldom used.

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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

claves

  1. plural of clavis

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AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

claves

  1. second-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of clavar

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

claves

  1. second-person singular present indicative form of clavar

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clāvēs

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of clāvis

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

claves

  1. plural of clave

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

claves f pl

  1. plural of clave

VerbEdit

claves

  1. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of clavar.