Definition of Keyboard

1. Noun. Device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like.

2. Noun. Holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung.
Generic synonyms: Holder

Definition of Keyboard

1. n. The whole arrangement, or one range, of the keys of an organ, typewriter, etc.

Definition of Keyboard

1. Noun. A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc. ¹

2. Noun. (music) A component of many instruments including the piano, organ, and harpsichord consisting of usually black and white keys that cause different tones to be produced when struck. ¹

3. Noun. (music) A device with keys of a musical keyboard, used to control electronic sound-producing devices which may be built into or separate from the keyboard device. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To type on a computer keyboard. ¹

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Definition of Keyboard

1. to operate a machine by means of a keyset [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keyboard

key ring
key server
key set identifier
key set identifiers
key signature
key signatures
key to the midway
key vein
key word
keyboard (current term)
keyboard buffer
keyboard shortcut
keyboard shortcuts

Literary usage of Keyboard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Like thi> other keyboard instruments it had no German Dime, and can hardly have been of German origin. Holbein, in his drawing of the family of Sir Thomas ..."

2. Marriage, with Preludes on Current Events by Joseph Cook (1879)
"PRELUDE ON CURRENT EVENTS : WHAT LIES BEHIND THE keyboard OF THE NERVES ? ... The keyboard, with its black and white keys, is mine to study. ..."

3. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"The perfecting of the third track, "from brain to keyboard," forms the ... Keep them at work on the keyboard as long as possible, and in kid gloves the rest ..."

4. Relaxation Studies in the Muscular Discriminations Required for Touch by Tobias Matthay (1908)
"The first kind is for practice apart from the keyboard, while the second kind ... And the keyboard exercises subdivide still further into exercises: (i) for ..."

5. The Monotype System: A Book for Owners & Operators of Monotypes by Lanston Monotype Machine Company (1912)
"The Style DD Double keyboard is two keyboards in one (Fig. 88): From the KEYS¬ędown it is exactly the same as the single keyboard (see Frontispiece); ..."

6. Variations by James Huneker (1921)
"A BRAHMA OF THE keyboard IN. a half-forgotten study of Flaubert's masterpiece, L'Education Sentimentale, which he rightly calls A Tragic Novel, George Moore ..."

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