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


  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.


  1. keyboard

    A keyboard is a peripheral input device modeled after the typewriter keyboard that allows a user to input letters, numbers, and other symbols into a computer or other devices. It typically includes keys for individual letters, numbers, special characters, and often a separate numerical keyboard. Most keyboards also include function keys and control keys. They are primarily used for typing but can also be used to navigate and perform various tasks within a software program.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keyboardnoun

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


  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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  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. Craig Fox:

    Moving molecules around that are very complicated is so much easier by grabbing them than by trying to use a mouse on a keyboard.

  2. Anonymous:

    WARNING Keyboard Not Attached. Press F10 to Continue.

  3. Donald White:

    Everyone is a keyboard hero these days. 75 percent of people would've said nothing at all and left the elk. Or they would've took it home. And the conservation would never knew, when I put my post up on Facebook yes I was a excited Dad. And also I wanted to make people aware that there is elk in northern Missouri. Donald White said his daughter has faced social media bullying since the incident. (Donald White) There’s no hunting season for elk in Missouri. The state’s conservation department reintroduced the animal at Peck Ranch Conservation Area in 2011 and is currently growing a herd. However, the elk Wilson shot was about 200 miles away from the herd, Springfield News-Leader reported. There are no reports of elk in this area. It was kind of a surprise to us. There was no evidence of any ear tags or collars on this one.

  4. Dustin Carson:

    That's absolutely ridiculous. If someone's trying to work from home, they don't want the $ 85 Razer keyboard we have or the $ 60 Razer mouse. Some cheap $ 20 Microsoft something is going to get them by just fine, they can get that at Walmart. They can get that at any of these other stores that also have groceries and are arguably much more essential to being open right now.

  5. Siddharth Astir:

    The MOUSE , The KEYBOARD and The Monitor over the years came closer and closer and became a family known as LAPTOP

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