clave

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Definition of CLAVE

past of cleave

2clave

noun \ˈklä-(ˌ)vā, ˈklāv\

Definition of CLAVE

:  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

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