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key signature

noun, Music.
1.
(in notation) the group of sharps or flats placed after the clef to indicate the tonality of the music following.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • Warm water is a key signature element of a tropical ocean.
British Dictionary definitions for key signature

key signature

noun
1.
(music) a group of sharps or flats appearing at the beginning of each stave line to indicate the key in which a piece, section, etc, is to be performed
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