keyboard smash

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Noun[edit]

keyboard smash (plural keyboard smashes)

  1. (Internet slang) A seemingly random and unintelligible string of characters, as produced by smashing a keyboard.
    • 2010, Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura, "Gigs this week 15.11.10", Leeds Student, 15 November 2010:
      Schlachthofbronx – no, that wasn’t a keyboard smash of excitement at seeing M.I.A. Live, that was just the name of her support act, []
    • 2012, Virginia Montanez, "Oh the Humanity!", Pittsburgh Magazine, October 2012:
      All of my attempted heartfelt, nod-worthy and Amen-pulling sentences get interrupted with keyboard smashes. "The Pirates, for the first time in two decades, came so close to a winning season they jksdfj welkfjaf;lkjawe;flk awef;lkwejfj--"
    • 2013, Kate Clark, "Iceage holds nothing back on sophomore album", The North Wind (Northern Michigan University), 21 February 2013:
      In fact, half the time the lyrics are distinctly English, other times Rønnenfelt’s accent makes it sound like he’s attempting to enunciate a keyboard smash.