a symbol placed upon a staff to indicate the name and pitch of the notes corresponding to its lines and spaces.
Historical Examples

How to Write Music Clement A. Harris
How to Write Music Clement A. Harris
Shakespeare and Music Edward W. Naylor
How to Write Music Clement A. Harris
The Girl Scouts at Rocky Ledge Lilian Garis
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
The Streets of Ascalon Robert W. Chambers
How to Write Music Clement A. Harris
The Illustrated Key to the Tarot L. W. de Laurence
The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton

one of several symbols placed on the left-hand side beginning of each stave indicating the pitch of the music written after it See also alto clef, bass clef, C clef, soprano clef, tenor clef, treble clef


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