Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A keyboard.
  • noun A stringed keyboard instrument, such as a harpsichord.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dumb keyboard made for finger-gymnastics, as the Virgil clavier.
  • noun . A clavichord, or, more rarely, a harpsichord.
  • noun A pianoforte.
  • noun The keyboard of a clavichord, harpsichord, pianoforte, organ, or similar instrument.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) The keyboard of an organ, pianoforte, or harmonium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music The keyboard of an organ, pianoforte, or harmonium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a stringed instrument that has a keyboard
  • noun a bank of keys on a musical instrument

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German Klavier, from French clavier, from Old French, key-bearer, from Latin clāvis, key.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin clavis (key)

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