clave definition

  • verb:
    • Archaic A past tight of cleave1.
    • Archaic A past tense of cleave2.
    • Simple past tense and previous participle of cleave.
  • noun:
    • A cylindrical hardwood stick used in some as a percussion instrument.
    • A syncopated two-bar music structure.
    • One half of a collection of claves, a percussion instrument composed of two sticks, certainly one of which is used to strike another.
    • A characteristic pattern of music, especially the 3-2 boy clave.
    • Obsolete preterit of cleave or cleave.
    • some sort of feces employed by ship-carpenters.
    • A graft; a scion.
  • others:
    • imp. of cleave.

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