baritone clef

noun

1
: the C clef when placed on the musical staff to indicate that middle C is on the top line of the staff see clef illustration
2
: the F clef when placed on the musical staff to indicate that the F below middle C is on the middle line of the staff see clef illustration

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baritone clef was in 1903

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“Baritone clef.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baritone%20clef. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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