clavier

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French clavier (keyboard), from Latin clavis (key).

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Noun[edit]

clavier (plural claviers)

  1. (music) The keyboard of an organ, pianoforte, or harmonium.

References[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for clavier in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed from the root of Latin clāvis (whence French clef), with the suffix -ier. Cf. also Medieval Latin clāvārius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clavier m (plural claviers)

  1. keyboard (of a computer)
  2. keyboard (musical instrument)
  3. (archaic) keyring

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