Keyboard Instrument Definition

Define what is Keyboard Instrument?

1. keyboard instrument (noun)

a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard.


    musical instrument, instrument noun
    any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds.


    accordion, piano accordion, squeeze box noun
    a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player.

    celesta noun
    a musical instrument consisting of graduated steel plates that are struck by hammers activated by a keyboard.

    clavichord noun
    an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound.

    Klavier, clavier noun
    a stringed instrument that has a keyboard.

    pipe organ, organ noun
    wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard.

    forte-piano, piano, pianoforte noun
    a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds.

    synthesiser, synthesizer noun
    (music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments.

    Nearby Terms

    keyboardist (noun)
    a musician who plays a keyboard instrument

    keycard (noun)
    a plastic card that has a magnetically coded strip that is scanned in order to operate a mechanism

    keyed (adjective)
    fitted with or secured by a key

    keyhole (noun)
    the hole where a key is inserted

    keyhole limpet (noun)
    marine limpet having a conical shell with an opening at the apex

    keyhole saw (noun)
    a handsaw with a long narrow blade for cutting short radius curves; similar to a compass saw

    keyless (adjective)
    lacking or not requiring a key

    Keynes (noun)
    English economist who advocated the use of government monetary and fiscal policy to maintain full employment without inflation (1883-1946)

    Keynesian (noun)
    a follower of the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes

    Keynesianism (noun)
    the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes who advocated government monetary and fiscal programs intended to stimulate business activity and increase employment

    keynote (noun)
    the principal theme in a speech or literary work

    keynote address (noun)
    a speech setting forth the keynote

    keynote speech (noun)
    a speech setting forth the keynote

    keypad (noun)
    a keyboard that is a data input device for computers; arrangement of keys is modelled after the typewriter keyboard

    keystone (noun)
    a central cohesive source of support and stability