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The G-clef

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French clef, from Latin clāvis (a key).

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NounEdit

clef (plural clefs)

  1. A symbol found on a musical staff that indicates the pitches indicated by the lines and the spaces on the staff

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

See clé.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clef f (plural clefs)

  1. Alternative spelling of clé (key)
  2. (music) clef
  3. (heraldry) key; the device as shown on a coat of arms

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French clef.

NounEdit

clef f (plural clefs)

  1. key

AdjectiveEdit

clef m or f (invariable)

  1. key (vitally important)

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin clāvis, clāvem (a key).

NounEdit

clef f (oblique plural cles, nominative singular clef, nominative plural cles)

  1. key

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