- a symbol placed on the fourth line of a staff to indicate that the fourth line of the staff corresponds to the F next below middle C; F clef.
Origin of bass clef
First recorded in 1900–05
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- the clef that establishes F a fifth below middle C on the fourth line of the staffSymbol: Also called: F clef
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