mezzo-soprano clef


Definition of mezzo-soprano clef

: the C clef when placed on the musical staff to indicate that middle C is on the second line from the bottom of the staff — see clef illustration

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First Known Use of mezzo-soprano clef

1806, in the meaning defined above

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