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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kluh-veer, klav-ee-er, kley-vee-]
    • /kləˈvɪər, ˈklæv i ər, ˈkleɪ vi-/
    • /ˈklævɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kluh-veer, klav-ee-er, kley-vee-]
    • /kləˈvɪər, ˈklæv i ər, ˈkleɪ vi-/

Definitions of clavier word

  • noun clavier any keyboard instrument 3
  • noun clavier the keyboard itself 3
  • noun clavier the keyboard of an organ, harpsichord, piano, etc. 3
  • noun clavier any stringed instrument that has a keyboard 3
  • noun clavier a dummy keyboard used for silent practice 3
  • noun clavier any musical instrument having a keyboard, especially a stringed keyboard instrument, as a harpsichord, clavichord, or piano. 1

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Origin of clavier

First appearance:

before 1700
One of the 50% oldest English words
1700-10; < French: keyboard, in Old French, keyholder, equivalent to Latin clāvi(s) key + -ier -ier2

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clavier popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for clavier

noun clavier

  • manual — done, operated, worked, etc., by the hand or hands rather than by an electrical or electronic device: a manual gearshift.
  • piano — a musical instrument in which felt-covered hammers, operated from a keyboard, strike the metal strings.
  • console — If you console someone who is unhappy about something, you try to make them feel more cheerful.
  • ivories — the hard white substance, a variety of dentin, composing the main part of the tusks of the elephant, walrus, etc.
  • instrument — a mechanical tool or implement, especially one used for delicate or precision work: surgical instruments.

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