Learn how to say Claves correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word clave:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
(archaic) cleave1 or cleave2
either of a pair of cylindrical hardwood sticks that make a hollow sound when struck together, used as a percussion instrument in Latin music (usually used in pl.)
a syncopated rhythm pattern of alternating phrases of three and two beats, used in Latin dance music