bass clef Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"bass clef" in British English

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bass clefnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˌbeɪsˈklef/
a ​sign on a stave (= the five ​lines on which ​music is written) that ​shows that the ​notes are below middle C (= the C near the ​middle of a ​pianokeyboard)
(Definition of bass clef from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bass clefnoun [C]

 /ˈbeɪs ˈklef/
music in Western ​music, a ​sign that ​shows the fourth ​line of a staff (= the five ​lines on which ​music is written) is the ​note F below ​middle C (= the ​note C near the ​middle of a ​pianokeyboard)
(Definition of bass clef from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bass clef”
in Arabic باس المُفتاح الموسيقي…
in Korean 낮은 음자리표…
in Portuguese clave de fá…
in Catalan clau de fa…
in Japanese ヘ音記号, 低音部記号…
in Chinese (Simplified) 低音谱号…
in Chinese (Traditional) 低音譜號…
in Italian chiave di basso…
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