baritone clef


Definition of baritone clef

a : 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
b : 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

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First Known Use of baritone clef

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Baritone clef.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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