klavier

[ kluh-veer, klav-ee-er, kley-vee- ]
/ kləˈvɪər, ˈklæv i ər, ˈkleɪ vi- /

noun

Definition for klavier (2 of 2)

clavier

2

or kla·vier

[ kluh-veer, klav-ee-er, kley-vee- ]
/ kləˈvɪər, ˈklæv i ər, ˈkleɪ vi- /

noun

any musical instrument having a keyboard, especially a stringed keyboard instrument, as a harpsichord, clavichord, or piano.

Origin of clavier

2
1835–45; < German Klavier < French clavier keyboard; see clavier1
Related formscla·vier·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for klavier

  • His Wohltemperirte Klavier had given us only a hint of all this.

    Musical Memories|Camille Saint-Sans

British Dictionary definitions for klavier

clavier

/ (kləˈvɪə, ˈklævɪə) /

noun

  1. any keyboard instrument
  2. the keyboard itself

Word Origin for clavier

C18: from French: keyboard, from Old French (in the sense: key bearer), from Latin clāvis key
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