clavier

noun cla·vier \ klə-ˈvir ; ˈklā-vē-ər , ˈkla- \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of clavier

1 : the keyboard of a musical instrument
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

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Origin and Etymology of clavier

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


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