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audio cla·ve

f.
  1. (cifra) code
  2. (esencia) key
    la clave del problema the key to the problem
  3. (acceso) password
  4. architecture keystone
  5. music clef
  6. Cuba music (ritmo) syncopated two-bar rhythm

Idioms:
clave de cifra
cipher key
clave de do
music tenor or alto clef
clave de fa
music base clef
clave de sol
music treble clef
claves
Cuba music claves, pair of wooden sticks used for percussion
echar la clave
figurative to close a matter
escribir en clave
to write in code
m.
music clavichord
adj.
key
cuestión clave key question
Inflected Forms: claves - adje
claves - femi
claves - masc

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