Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music A keyboard.
  • n. Music A stringed keyboard instrument, such as a harpsichord.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The keyboard of an organ, pianoforte, or harmonium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The keyboard of an organ, pianoforte, or harmonium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. . A clavichord, or, more rarely, a harpsichord.
  • n. A pianoforte.
  • n. The keyboard of a clavichord, harpsichord, pianoforte, organ, or similar instrument.
  • n. A dumb keyboard made for finger-gymnastics, as the Virgil clavier.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stringed instrument that has a keyboard
  • n. a bank of keys on a musical instrument

Etymologies

German Klavier, from French clavier, from Old French, key-bearer, from Latin clāvis, key.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin clavis (key) (Wiktionary)

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