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Dictionary Definition



1 device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
2 holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a US /kiˈbɔrd/, /ki"bOrd/
  • /ˈkiːbɔːd/, /"kibO:d/


key + board


  1. A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc.
  2. A component of many instruments including the piano, organ, and harpsichord consisting of usually black and white keys that cause different tones to be produced when struck.
  3. A device with keys of a musical keyboard, used to control electronic sound-producing devices which may be built into or separate from the keyboard device.


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set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc.
component of many instruments
electronic device with keys of a musical keyboard


  1. To type on a computer keyboard.
    Keyboarding is the part of this job I hate the most.


Extensive Definition

Keyboard may refer to:
In typing:
keyboard in Arabic: لوحة مفاتيح
keyboard in Catalan: Teclat
keyboard in Estonian: Klaviatuur
keyboard in Spanish: Teclado
keyboard in Basque: Teklatu
keyboard in Persian: کیبورد
keyboard in French: Clavier
keyboard in Galician: Teclado
keyboard in Korean: 키보드
keyboard in Italian: Tastiera
keyboard in Hebrew: מקלדת
keyboard in Hungarian: Billentyűzet
keyboard in Japanese: キーボード
keyboard in Portuguese: Teclado
keyboard in Simple English: Keyboard (disambiguation)
keyboard in Slovak: Klávesnica
keyboard in Thai: คีย์บอร์ด
keyboard in Turkish: Klavye
keyboard in Chinese: 鍵盤
--Andrewa (talk) 02:26, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

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