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

Definition of CLAVIER

:  the keyboard of a musical instrument
[German Klavier, from French clavier] :  an early keyboard instrument
cla·vier·ist \klə-ˈvir-ist; ˈklā-vē-ə-rist, ˈkla-\ noun
cla·vier·is·tic \klə-ˌvi-ˈris-tik; ˌklā-vē-ə-ˈris-tik, ˌkla-\ adjective

Origin of CLAVIER

French, from Old French, key bearer, from Latin clavis
First Known Use: 1694


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