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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The C clef positioned to indicate that the third line from the bottom of a staff represents the pitch of middle C.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of C-clef when placed on the third line of the staff in musical notation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the counter-tenor clef, or the C clef, placed so that the two strokes include the middle line of the staff.
  • n. See under Alto, Bass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a clef that puts middle C on the third line of a staff

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