Definition of Clave

1. Noun. (musical instruments) One half of a set of claves, a percussion instrument consisting of two sticks, one of which is used to strike the other. ¹



2. Verb. (archaic obsolete) (past of cleave) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clave

1. one of a pair of percussion sticks [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clave

clauts
clava
clavacin
claval
clavam
clavaminate synthase
clavams
clavata
clavate
clavate papillae
clavated
clavately
clavatin
clavation
clavations
clave (current term)
clavecin
clavecins
clavelin
clavelins
claver
clavered
clavering
clavers
claves
clavi
claviceps
clavichord
clavichordist
clavichordists

Literary usage of Clave

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1. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1901)
"... adapted to the present needs of Cuba and Porto Rico. Fisher. HN 35c: pa. 20c. Page. Cuban-American tratado analítico y clave: Ruiz. LA $1. Lippincott. ..."

2. Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the Acts of the Apostles Designed for by Albert Barnes (1852)
"34 Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed : among the % hich was ... clave unto him. Adhered to him firmly ; embraced the Christian religion. ..."

3. Notes Explanatory and Practical on the Acts of the Apostles: Designed for ...by Albert Barnes by Albert Barnes (1863)
"clave unto Aim. Adhered to him firmly ; embraced the Christian religion. T ]>ft>ni/.ihis. Nothing more is certainly known of this man than is here stated. ..."

4. The Acts: An Exposition by Charles Rosenbury Erdman (1919)
"34 But certain men clave unto him, and believed: among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named ..."

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