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noun [countable] keyboard pronunciation in British English /ˈkiːˌbɔː(r)d/
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  1. 1
    a piece of computer equipment with keys on it, used for putting information into a computer

    Options can be selected by using the mouse or the keyboard.

    keyboard skills

    a keyboard operator

  2. 2
    the part of a musical instrument such as a piano that has the keys that you touch to make notes

    a keyboard instrument

    1. a.

      keyboards

      [plural] a musical instrument that has a keyboard, especially an electric piano

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