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See also: Dvořák



From Czech Dvořák. The keyboard is named after the American inventor August Dvorak.


  • (proper noun):
  • (adjective):
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdvɔːʒæk/[3]
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdvɔɹæk/, /dəˈvɔɹæk/[4][5]
    • (file)

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname from Czech.


Dvorak (not comparable)

  1. (computing, typography) Describing an optimized keyboard layout for the English language, in which the alphabet is arranged in the order PYFGCRL on the top row, AOEUIDHTNS on the middle, or home row, and QJKXBMWVZ on the bottom row, thus placing the letters most frequently used in the home row. Many variants on Dvorak layouts also exist, including keyboards for right-hand-only and left-hand-only-typists.
    Dvorak keyboard

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dvorak”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
  2. ^ Dvorak”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  3. ^ The Chambers Dictionary, 9th Ed., 2003
  4. ^ Dvorak”, in Collins English Dictionary.
  5. ^ Dvorak”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.


Alternative forms[edit]


From Czech Dvořák, from dvůr (court, courtyard) +‎ -ák.

Proper noun[edit]

Dvorak m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Dvoraks or (with an article) Dvorak, feminine genitive Dvorak, plural Dvoraks)

  1. a surname