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2 definitions found
 for F clef
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  F \F\ ([e^]f).
     1. F is the sixth letter of the English alphabet, and a
        nonvocal consonant. Its form and sound are from the Latin.
        The Latin borrowed the form from the Greek digamma ?,
        which probably had the value of English w consonant. The
        form and value of Greek letter came from the Ph[oe]nician,
        the ultimate source being probably Egyptian.
        Etymologically f is most closely related to p, k, v, and
        b; as in E. five, Gr. pe`nte; E. wolf, L. lupus, Gr.
        ly`kos; E. fox, vixen; fragile, break; fruit, brook, v.
        t.; E. bear, L. ferre. See Guide to Pronunciation,
        [sect][sect] 178, 179, 188, 198, 230.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mus.) The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or
        scale of C. F sharp (F [sharp]) is a tone intermediate
        between F and G.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     F clef, the bass clef. See under Clef.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  F clef
      n 1: a clef that puts the F below middle C on the fourth line of
           a staff [syn: bass clef, F clef]

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