Definitions For Clave

Noun

{{en-plural noun, sg=clave}} (musical instruments) 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

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

Synonyms

cleavers (Bahamas)

Translations

Catalan: bastons, m-p, claves, f-p Finnish: rytmikapulat Italian: legnetti, m-p Maori: poro rākau

See also

rhythm sticks

Etymology

Borrowed from {{bor, en, la, clāvis, , key}}. {{PIE root, en, (s)kleh₂w}}

Anagrams

Sclave, calves

Is Claves a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
11
Words with Friends
14

The word Clave is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

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