keyboard

[ kee-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈkiˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

the row or set of keys on a piano, organ, or the like.
a set of keys usually arranged in tiers, for operating a typewriter, typesetting machine, computer terminal, or the like.
any of various musical instruments played by means of a pianolike keyboard, as a piano, electric piano, or organ.

verb (used with or without object)

Also key, key in. Computers. to enter (information) into a computer by means of a keyboard.
to set (text) in type, using a machine that is operated by a keyboard.

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Origin of keyboard

First recorded in 1810–20; key1 + board

OTHER WORDS FROM keyboard

key·board·er, key·board·ist, nounre·key·board, verb
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British Dictionary definitions for keyboardist (1 of 2)

keyboardist
/ (ˈkiːˌbɔːdɪst) /

noun

a person who plays a keyboard instrument, esp an electronic musical instrument

British Dictionary definitions for keyboardist (2 of 2)

keyboard
/ (ˈkiːˌbɔːd) /

noun

  1. a complete set of keys, usually hand-operated, as on a piano, organ, typewriter, or typesetting machine
  2. (as modifier)a keyboard instrument
(often plural) a musical instrument, esp an electronic one, played by means of a keyboard

verb

to set (a text, etc) in type, onto magnetic tape, or into some other medium, by using a keyboard machine

Derived forms of keyboard

keyboarder, noun
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