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clave

Definition of clave

  1. past of cleave




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clave

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noun \ˈklä-(ˌ)vā, ˈklāv\

Definition of clave

  1. :  one of a pair of cylindrical hardwood sticks that are used as a percussion instrument



Origin of clave

American Spanish, from Spanish, keystone, clef, from Latin clavis


First Known Use: 1928



Learn More about clave

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "clave"


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