a symbol written at the beginning of a musical staff to indicate the pitch of the notes: there are three clefs: G (treble), F (bass), and C (alto or tenor)
Origin of clefFrench ; from Classical Latin clavis, a key: see close
A symbol indicating the pitch represented by one line of a staff, in relation to which the other pitches of the staff can be determined.
Origin of clefFrench, key, from Old French, from Latin clāvis.
- A symbol found on a musical staff that indicates the pitches indicated by the lines on the staff
clef - Computer Definition
(Commercial Licensed Evaluation Facility) A facility licensed by the U.K. government that performs formal security evaluations of information technology.