how to pronounce clef


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the above transcription of clef is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

clef is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of clef in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… treble or bass clef shortly after …”

meanings of clef


  1. A symbol found on a musical staff that indicates the pitches represented by the lines and the spaces on the staff.

clef frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word clef occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics clef can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that clef can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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