tenor clef


noun Music.

a sign locating middle C on the next to the top line of the staff.

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Origin of tenor clef

First recorded in 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for tenor clef

tenor clef

noun

the clef that establishes middle C as being on the fourth line of the staff, used for the writing of music for the bassoon, cello, or tenor tromboneSee also C clef
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