treble clef

noun

Definition of treble clef

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

Examples of treble clef in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of treble clef

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for treble clef

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

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“Treble clef.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treble%20clef. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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