claves

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English[edit]

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a set of claves

Etymology[edit]

From Latin clāvis (key).

Noun[edit]

claves (plural only)

  1. (music) plural form of clave Claves are a percussion instrument, consisting of two sticks or blocks, in which one is struck against the other in order to produce a sound.

Usage notes[edit]

One generally speaks of playing "the claves"; the singular form is seldom used.

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

claves

  1. second-person singular present indicative of clavar
  2. second-person singular present subjunctive of clavar

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clāvēs

  1. nominative plural of clāvis
  2. accusative plural of clāvis
  3. vocative plural of clāvis

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

claves f

  1. plural form of clave

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

claves

  1. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of clavar.