bass clef

noun

Definition of bass clef

1 : a clef placing the F below middle C on the fourth line of the staff
2 : the bass staff

Examples of bass clef in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So the notes and chords of the bass clef, my left hand to be specific, were never truly learned properly. Ellyn Laub, sun-sentinel.com, "Nobody listens to me | Opinion," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of bass clef

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bass clef.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bass%20clef. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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