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cla·vier

 (klə-vîr′, klā′vē-ər, klăv′ē-)
n. Music
1. A keyboard.
2. A stringed keyboard instrument, such as a harpsichord.

[German Klavier, from French clavier, from Old French, key-bearer, from Latin clāvis, key.]

clavier

(kləˈvɪə; ˈklævɪə)
n
(Instruments)
a. any keyboard instrument
b. the keyboard itself
[C18: from French: keyboard, from Old French (in the sense: key bearer), from Latin clāvis key]

cla•vier1

(kləˈvɪər, ˈklæv i ər, ˈkleɪ vi-)

n.
the keyboard of a musical instrument.
[1700–10; < French; Old French: keyholder < Latin clāvi(s) key]

cla•vier2

(kləˈvɪər, ˈklæv i ər, ˈkleɪ vi-)

n.
any keyboard musical instrument.
[1835–45; < German Klavier < French clavier keyboard]
cla•vier′ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clavier - a bank of keys on a musical instrumentclavier - a bank of keys on a musical instrument
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
keyboard - device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
pipe organ, 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
2.clavier - a stringed instrument that has a keyboard
cembalo, harpsichord - a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
keyboard instrument - a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
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A propos de la prochaine celebration de la cette fete, la wilaya de Setif abritera les festivites officielles avec la programmation d'activites en plus de l'exposition des differents projets du HCA, notamment l'annonce d'un modele de clavier en tamazight appele [beaucoup moins que] Azul [beaucoup plus grand que].
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Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, into the public domain.
He also is executive director of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and Clavier Companion magazine.
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51 Fortsetzung von sechs Sonaten furs Clavier von Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
The Archbishop of Wales has appointed Rev Dr Mark Clavier as Acting Principal.
Bach (Versuch u'ber die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen, 1753/1762), Francois Couperin (L'art de toucher le clavecin, 1716 and 1717), Johann Nicolaus Forkel (Uber Johann Sebastian Bachs Leben, Kunst, und Kunstwerke, 1802), Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg (Die Kunst das Clavier zu spielen, 1750/1755), Johann Joachim Quantz (Versuch einer Anweisung die Flote traversiere zu spielen, 1752), and Jean-Philippe Rameau (Dissertation, 1732); she also includes material on well-known performers: Johann Sebastian Bach, Jacques Champion de Chambonnieres, Louis Couperin, and Johann Jacob Froberger.
Ocean, Reef, Clavier and Laarn were the most unusual names given to boys and Rimini, Zuanna, Orchid and Stargazer for girls, the study found.
The Netmums research has also found that UK's oddest names include Rimini, Zuanna, Stargazer and Orchid for girls and Reef, Clavier, Lrn, Ocean, Nirvana and Blue for boys, the Sun reported.
Fifteen-year-old Elaine Disney of Roseburg was positively beaming when she finished her first Bach prelude and fugue from "The Well-Tempered Clavier.