- a sign locating middle C on the next to the top line of the staff.
Origin of tenor clef
First recorded in 1800–10
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- 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