Definition of clavier in English:


Line breaks: cla|vier
Pronunciation: /ˈklavɪə
, kləˈvɪə


  • A keyboard instrument.
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    • Look more closely and you might just recognise the features of the red-coated boy who sits at a portable clavier.
    • An extraordinary artist on the clavier and organ, his dexterity is amazing.
    • Though he received lessons in academic subjects and singing, violin, and clavier, he received little instruction in composition.


early 18th century: from German Klavier, from French clavier, from medieval Latin claviarius 'key-bearer', from Latin clavis 'key'.

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