American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Music A keyboard.
- n. Music A stringed keyboard instrument, such as a harpsichord.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. . A clavichord, or, more rarely, a harpsichord.
- n. A pianoforte.
- n. The keyboard of a clavichord, harpsichord, pianoforte, organ, or similar instrument.
- n. A dumb keyboard made for finger-gymnastics, as the Virgil clavier.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) The keyboard of an organ, pianoforte, or harmonium.
- n. a stringed instrument that has a keyboard
- n. a bank of keys on a musical instrument
- From Latin clavis (key) (Wiktionary)
- German Klavier, from French clavier, from Old French, key-bearer, from Latin clāvis, key. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Teaching is a restless occupation and I would rather neglect clavier playing than composition; the clavier is a side issue, though, thank God, a strong one. ”
“Mr. Scriabin's design for the clavier à lumi è re, she says, called for a particular color to be assigned to each note, but in practice if we changed color every time there was a note change that would be much too busy.”
“While "Mysterium" has baffled subsequent generations, his "Prometheus" for orchestra and clavier à lumi è re — a kind of organ that would project colored lights onto walls — has inspired a succession of performers to realize a vision Mr. Scriabin himself never saw fulfilled.”
“De même, selon lui le clavier est trop petit pour être bien utilisé.”
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“Just think what he could do if he could play the clavier …”
“Back on the positive side, I must say that I love your nom de clavier.”
“Hope your nom de clavier works out better than that.”
“Mais si vous préférez utiliser le clavier, il vous attend après le saut.”
“References: la poubelle (f) = garbage can; plum (just in case, and for the French readers on this list, "plum" is English and the informal of "plumb" -- nothing to do with the juicy fruit) = completely; la clé (f) = key; le clavier (m) = keyboard”
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Started off as names of musical pieces and miscellaneous music terms, now broadened to dance and theatre. (May recategorize this to finer details.)
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