Definition for Clef

clef, n. [Fr. < L. clav-em, key.] (webplay: key).

Musical key; system of notes; set of tones related to each other; scheme of chord progressions based upon a key-note; [fig.] transcription scheme; opening character on a musical staff; five parallel horizontal lines in which a piece of music is written; [metaphor] superscription; proclamation of Christ's royal status (see Mark 15:25-26; Luke 23:38).

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