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keyboard

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noun key·board \ˈkē-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of keyboard

  1. 1 a :  a bank of keys on a musical instrument (as a piano) that usually consists of seven white and five raised black keys to the octave b :  a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard

  2. 2 :  an assemblage of systematically arranged keys by which a machine or device is operated <a computer keyboard>

  3. 3 :  a board on which keys for locks are hung

1819

First Known Use of keyboard

1819

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keyboard

verb key·board

Definition of keyboard

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to capture or set (as data or text) by means of a keyboard

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to operate a machine (as for typesetting) by means of a keyboard

keyboarder

noun

1961

First Known Use of keyboard

1961

Other Computer-Related Terms


KEYBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

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keyboard

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noun key·board \ˈkē-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of keyboard for English Language Learners

  • : a row or set of keys that are pushed to play a musical instrument (such as a piano)

  • : a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard like that of a piano and that produces sounds electronically

  • : the set of keys that are used for a computer or typewriter


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keyboard

verb key·board

Definition of keyboard for English Language Learners

  • : to enter (information) into a computer by using a keyboard


KEYBOARD Defined for Kids

keyboard

play
noun key·board \ˈkē-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of keyboard for Students

  1. 1 :  a row of keys by which a musical instrument (as a piano) is played

  2. 2 :  a portable electronic musical instrument with a row of keys like that of a piano

  3. 3 :  the whole arrangement of keys (as on a computer or typewriter)


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