from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The group of sharps or flats placed to the right of the clef on a staff to identify the key.

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  • noun music An indication of the key of a composition, giving the number of sharps or flats in the corresponding scale.

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  • noun the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key


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