What does keyboard mean?

Definitions for keyboard
ˈkiˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrdkey·board

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. keyboardnoun

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

  2. keyboardnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. keyboardnoun

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

  2. keyboardnoun

    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. keyboardnoun

    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. keyboardverb

    To type on a computer keyboard.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keyboardnoun

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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. keyboard

    A type of device and product.

    Computer keyboards are a very important part of the computer system.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of keyboard in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of keyboard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of keyboard in a Sentence

  1. Andy Vandervell:

    If you've ever bought a keyboard for your iPad and found that experience frustrating, the new MacBook is the perfect tonic.

  2. Fabrice:

    My computer displayed the surprising and at least disconcerting following message: "Error. No keyboard. Press F1 to continue!"

  3. Chris Rouland:

    If we sent unencrypted keyboard strokes as if we were a mouse it started typing on the computer, typing at a 1000 words per minute.

  4. Perry Brass:

    Learn to revel in the unalloyed loveliness of receiving attention—to do this, you may have to leave your computer keyboard and invite it.

  5. Carl Palmer:

    Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come. He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz, i will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship, and dedication to his musical craft. I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did, together. Rest in peace, Keith.

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