soprano clef


Definition of soprano clef

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

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First Known Use of soprano clef

1786, in the meaning defined above

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“Soprano clef.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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