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[dvawr-zhahk, -zhak; Czech dvaw-rzhahk] /ˈdvɔr ʒɑk, -ʒæk; Czech ˈdvɔ rʒɑk/
[ahn-taw-nyeen] /ˈɑn tɔ nyin/ (Show IPA),
1841–1904, Czech composer.

Dvorak keyboard

[dvawr-ak kee-bawrd] /ˈdvɔr æk ˈkiˌbɔrd/
a keyboard designed to facilitate typing speed by having the most frequently used characters on the home row, with all the vowels on the left side.
Also called Dvorak.
Compare QWERTY.
Origin of Dvorak keyboard
1930-35; named after its inventor, August Dvorak, U.S. educational psychologist and professor of education (1894-1975) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for dvorak
Historical Examples
  • dvorak is a Bohemian, and most of his works are Slavonic in color.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • Perhaps the most splendid of them was dvorak's "Stabat Mater."

  • Tschaikowsky and dvorak have also written Slavic music, rather sad, suggestive of folk songs and full of power.

    The Complete Club Book for Women Caroline French Benton
  • Perhaps the most notable quality of Dr. dvorak's personality is his naiveté, which shows well in his music.

  • dvorak is one of the most gifted composers of the present time, especially in the matter of technique.

  • The choral works of dvorak were generally first written for English musical festivals.

  • dvorak who was a Bohemian wrote much music distinctly and fascinatingly characteristic of his native land.

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • The history of dvorak Park may serve to indicate the nature of some of these problems.

    New Homes for Old Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge
  • dvorak has written a considerable quantity of chamber music, but no final criticism can yet be passed upon it.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • During the last few years, however, there has been a great change in the character of the neighborhood surrounding dvorak Park.

    New Homes for Old Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge
British Dictionary definitions for dvorak


/ˈdvɔːʒæk; Czech ˈdvɔrʒaːk/
Antonín (ˈantɔnjiːn), known as Anton Dvořák. 1841–1904, Czech composer, much of whose work reflects the influence of folk music. His best-known work is the Symphony No. 9 From the New World (1893)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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