• WordNet 3.6
    • n clavier a stringed instrument that has a keyboard
    • n clavier a bank of keys on a musical instrument
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At age 4, Mozart composed a concerto for the clavier.
    • n Clavier (Mus) The keyboard of an organ, pianoforte, or harmonium.Clavier) is the German name for a pianoforte.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clavier A clavichord, or, more rarely, a harpsichord.
    • n clavier A pianoforte.
    • n clavier The keyboard of a clavichord, harpsichord, pianoforte, organ, or similar instrument.
    • n clavier A dumb keyboard made for finger-gymnastics, as the Virgil clavier.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clavier kla-vēr′ the keyboard of a musical instrument: a stringed instrument, esp. the pianoforte.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. clavis, key
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. clavis, a key.


In literature:

Madame Clavier was as careful as any mother could be, fussy, she thought sometimes; but no doubt it was for her good.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
At fourteen years of age he had already been playing the clavier and the violin for a number of years.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
Cleaver represents Old Fr, clavier, a mace-bearer, Lat.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Now both Brissot and Claviere were active figures in the Revolution.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Claviere, Etienne, French Minister of Finance, 45, 58.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Here he received a thorough training in singing, in clavier, and violin playing, and also a good education.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
His loss was deplored as that of one of the greatest organists and clavier players of his time.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Nicht allein mit den Fingern musst du deine Stueckchen koennen, du musst sie dir auch ohne Clavier vortraellern koennen.
"Advice to Young Musicians. Musikalische Haus- und Lebens-Regeln" by Robert Schumann
Miss Beeton Clavier sustained this remarkable suggestion.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
It was mainly by his use of Claviere that Mirabeau sustained his reputation as a financier.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various

In poetry:

Page after page as I played,
Every bar's rest, where one wipes
Sweat from one's brow, I looked up and surveyed,
O'er my three claviers yon forest of pipes
Whence you still peeped in the shade.
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning

In news:

How Not To Persuade VC Funder Jeff Clavier To Invest In Your Startup.
András Schiff Plays 'Well-Tempered Clavier ,' at 92nd Street Y.
1 from Book 2 of Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk 1: Prelude & Fugue in E-flat 8:54 Johann Sebastian Bach Till Fellner, piano Buy Now.
Andras Schiff plays the first book of Bach's 'Well-Tempered Clavier' beautifully at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
András Schiff Plays ' Well-Tempered Clavier,' at 92nd Street Y.
Andras Schiff Performs Bach 's 'Clavier' at the 92nd Street Y. Andras Schiff performing Book 2 of Bach 's "Well-Tempered Clavier" at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday.
Schiff will lecture about and perform a series of concerts dealing with Bach 's landmark "Well-Tempered Clavier," Books I and II, as well as a number of his other.
Andras Schiff on the 48 pieces in Bach 's Well Tempered Clavier.
1 from Book 2 of Johann Sebastian Bach 's Well-Tempered Clavier.
Schiff is at the Chan Centre Friday to tackle one of the epics of the keyboard — the whole first book of Bach 's Well-Tempered Clavier.
The pipe organ, which is much more complex than most, if not all musical instruments , predates the harpsichord, clavier and piano, which did not appear until the 18th century.
There are several well known ski areas in Italy and very large interconnected ski areas like the Milky Way composed of Cesana, Claviere, Sansicario, Sauze d'Oulx and Sestriere and presenting 400km of piste.
András Schiff Plays 'Well- Tempered Clavier,' at 92nd Street Y.
Well Tempered Clavier Title Page (Wikimedia Commons).