a sign locating middle C on the third line of the staff.
Origin of alto clef
First recorded in 1875–80
Also called viola clef.
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British Dictionary definitions for alto clef
the clef that establishes middle C as being on the third line of the staffAlso called: viola clef See also C clef
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