chiavetta

noun chia·vet·ta \kyəˈvetə, kyäˈ-\

Definition of chiavetta

plural

chiavette

\-etē\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of chiavetta

Italian, diminutive of chiave key, clef, from Latin clavis key — more at clavicle


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