keyboard instrument

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keyboard instrument (plural keyboard instruments)

  1. (music) Any musical instrument which features a keyboard, such as a piano, synthesizer or celesta.
  2. (music) Any musical instrument that produces sound directly from the manipulation of a keyboard by the performer, including a piano and a celesta.
  3. (music) Any musical instrument (a chordophone) that uses a keyboard to manipulate strings which produce sound, including a piano.