keyboard instrument

Definitions of keyboard instrument
  1. noun
    a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
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    accordion, piano accordion, squeeze box
    a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
    celesta
    a musical instrument consisting of graduated steel plates that are struck by hammers activated by a keyboard
    clavichord
    an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound
    Klavier, clavier
    a stringed instrument that has a keyboard
    organ, pipe organ
    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
    a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
    synthesiser, synthesizer
    (music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments
    grand, grand piano
    a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    cembalo, harpsichord
    a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
    Pianola, mechanical piano, player piano
    a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keys
    upright, upright piano
    a piano with a vertical sounding board
    type of:
    instrument, musical instrument
    any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
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