treble clef

noun

1
: a clef that places G above middle C on the second line of the staff
2

Examples of treble clef in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The drawings started out simple, like a treble clef. Steve Hartman, CBS News, 5 May 2023 The notes, a treble clef and sixteenth note, have since been covered. Julia Meehan, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2023 With a teal and black color scheme, this bracelet features a silver-tone treble clef note on its front and has an adjustable design to fit any wrist. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 1 Oct. 2022 When that realization hits, the visual effects kick in, with Larson wiping away the 30 to reveal a treble clef. Jackson McHenry, Vulture, 8 Dec. 2021 There’s the title of his fourth album, Purpose, tattooed on his torso; there’s also the treble clef and Japanese Kanji character for music found on his neck and right arm, respectively. Liam Hess, Vogue, 22 Mar. 2021 Rhythm on Monroe’s logo fuses a fork and treble clef. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 29 Oct. 2019 Others include a marijuana leaf on his right wrist and forearm, musical notes and treble clefs on his upper arm, and a tattoo of unknown description on the back of his right hand. Cathy Locke, sacbee, 21 Dec. 2017 The newest sketches appear to show a huge, red treble clef – a musical symbol. Paul Brinkmann, OrlandoSentinel.com, 15 Sep. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

treble entry 1; from its use for the notation of treble parts

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of treble clef was in 1667

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Cite this Entry

“Treble clef.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treble%20clef. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

treble clef

noun
1
: a clef that places G above middle C on the second line of the staff
2

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