verb (used with or without object)
- key west,
- key worker,
- key, francis scott,
- key-in-lock maneuver,
- key-man assurance,
- keyboard warrior,
Origin of keyboard
Examples from the Web for keyboard
The general public has never paid much attention to his music, but other pianists know what this man can do at the keyboard.
Like his three brothers, Art, the Nevilles' keyboard player, has his thing on the side—the Meters, the band he took to Europe.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Art led the family starship on keyboard and did his own good share of singing.The Cradle of Jazz, Blues and Gospel Endlessly Rocking|Jason Berry|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Carroll talks to me over the sound of an organ projecting from a Yamaha keyboard.
As one of these images shows, every key punch was in the script and linked to a graphic of the keyboard.Space on Earth: The Secrets of Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Gravity’|Clive Irving|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, our system of musical symbols and the keyboard itself are very complex.Great Pianists on Piano Playing|James Francis Cooke
She sat down to the piano with a little quickening of the breath and let her fingers rest a moment on the keyboard.Captain Desmond, V.C.|Maud Diver
He slid into the vacant chair and his fingers began to move over the keyboard.The Secret Pact|Mildred A. Wirt
With them he sang, thundered, and thought upon the keyboard of his grand piano-forte.Visionaries|James Huneker
But so it was, and the keyboard had to be rediscovered in the twelfth century.Springtime and Other Essays|Francis Darwin
- a complete set of keys, usually hand-operated, as on a piano, organ, typewriter, or typesetting machine
- (as modifier)a keyboard instrument
1819, from key (n.1) in sense of "mechanism of a musical instrument" + board (n.1). Originally of pianos, organs, etc., extended to other machines 1846. The verb is first recorded 1926 (implied in keyboarding).