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noun [countable]     keyboard pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    Sound effect 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.


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


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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