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alto clef

noun, Music.
1.
a sign locating middle C on the third line of the staff.
Also called viola clef.
Origin of alto clef
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • Primarily (besides the bass clef), in Italy and Germany, only the tenor clef was used, and the alto clef in France.

    The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
British Dictionary definitions for alto clef

alto clef

noun
1.
the clef that establishes middle C as being on the third line of the staff Also called viola clef See also C clef
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