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clavier

play
noun cla·vier \klə-ˈvir; ˈklā-vē-ər, ˈkla-\

Definition of clavier

  1. 1 :  the keyboard of a musical instrument

  2. 2 [German Klavier, from French clavier] :  an early keyboard instrument

clavierist

play \klə-ˈvir-ist; ˈklā-vē-ə-rist, ˈkla-\ noun

clavieristic

play \klə-ˌvi-ˈris-tik; ˌklā-vē-ə-ˈris-tik, ˌkla-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of clavier

French, from Old French, key bearer, from Latin clavis


First Known Use: 1694


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