Clef meaning

klĕf
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.
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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)
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(Commercial Licensed Evaluation Facility) A facility licensed by the U.K. government that performs formal security evaluations of information technology.
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A symbol found on a musical staff that indicates the pitches indicated by the lines on the staff.
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Origin of clef

  • French key from Old French from Latin clāvis
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French, from Latin clāvis (“a key”).
    From Wiktionary