Definitions for Keyboardˈkiˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

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  1. keyboard(noun)

    device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like

  2. keyboard(noun)

    holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung

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  1. keyboard(Noun)

    A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc.

  2. keyboard(Noun)

    A component of many instruments including the piano, organ, and harpsichord consisting of usually black and white keys that cause different tones to be produced when struck.

  3. keyboard(Noun)

    A device with keys of a musical keyboard, used to control electronic sound-producing devices which may be built into or separate from the keyboard device.

  4. keyboard(Verb)

    To type on a computer keyboard.

    Keyboarding is the part of this job I hate the most.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Keyboard(noun)

    the whole arrangement, or one range, of the keys of an organ, typewriter, etc

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  1. Keyboard

    A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard. The most common of these is the piano. Some other types of keyboard instruments include celestas, which are struck idiophones operated by a keyboard, carillons, which are highly different instruments made by man-kind that are usually housed in bell towers or belfries of churches or other municipal buildings, and other non-acoustic instruments, such as various electronic organs, synthesizers, and keyboards designed to imitate the sound of other musical sounds. Today, the term "keyboard" is mostly commonly used to refer to keyboard-style synthesizers. Under the fingers of a sensitive performer, the keyboard may also be used to control dynamics, phrasing, shading, articulation, and other elements of expression, depending on the design and inherent capabilities of the instrument.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Keyboard' in Nouns Frequency: #2790

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