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

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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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The first known use of treble clef was in 1667

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“Treble clef.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treble%20clef. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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