chiavetta

noun
chia·​vet·​ta | \kyəˈvetə, kyäˈ-\
plural chiavette\-​etē \

Definition of chiavetta 

: a clef (as one of the C clefs) formerly used to shift temporarily the pitch range of a staff carrying a voice part and so avoid the use of ledger lines

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History and Etymology for chiavetta

Italian, diminutive of chiave key, clef, from Latin clavis key

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