Definition of "keyboard" []

  • A set of keys, as on a computer terminal, word processor, typewriter, or piano. (noun)
  • Music A piano. (noun)
  • Music Any of various instruments, played by means of a set of pianolike keys, often connected to a synthesizer or amplifier. (noun)
  • To set (copy) by means of a keyed typesetting machine: keyboard a manuscript. (verb-transitive)
  • To enter (text or data) into a computer by means of a keyboard. (verb-transitive)
  • A complete set of keys, usually hand-operated, as on a piano, organ, computer, typewriter, or typesetting machine (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A musical instrument, esp an electronic one, played by means of a keyboard (noun)
  • To set (a text, etc) in type, onto magnetic tape, or into some other medium, by using a keyboard machine (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "keyboard" in a sentence
  • "For proper old-skool style the keyboard is also integrated."
  • "Dude, on the left hand side of your keyboard is a button called Caps Lock, press it"
  • "Yes, the keyboard is annoying at times, but it is a great little box to fire up (instantly from sleep something - no delays like in XP) and use for quick little email and web browsing blasts."