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[dvawr-zhahk, -zhak; Czech dvaw-rzhahk]
  1. An·to·nín [ahn-taw-nyeen] /ˈɑn tɔ nyin/, 1841–1904, Czech composer.
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Dvorak keyboard

[dvawr-ak kee-bawrd]
  1. 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.
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Compare QWERTY.

Origin of Dvorak keyboard

1930–35; named after its inventor, August Dvorak, U.S. educational psychologist and professor of education (1894–1975)
Also called Dvo·rak.
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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.

British Dictionary definitions for dvorak


  1. 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)
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