Miss clavier was evidently almost as astonished as her listener, but she had committed herself.
"Writing a concerto for the clavier," answered the small boy.
Weber sang in all thirteen times, and twice played the clavier, which she does very well.
In a corner some musicians discoursed on viols and lutes and a clavier.
The clavier by its very nature tended towards polyphony; the violin towards monody.
We think that when you get your clavier with your Commencement money, we had better get a piano also.
Several tunes with clavier bass, almost foreshadowing the modern song.
I wrote to you how she plays the clavier, and why she begged me to assist her.
Bach's piano was the clavier, upon which he was the greatest virtuoso of his time.
It must be remembered that such pieces as these were always accompanied on the clavier.
1708, "keyboard," from French clavier, originally "a key-bearer," from Latin clavis "key" (see slot (n.2)). The French word also is the source of German Klavier, Dutch klavier, Danish klaver, etc. The German word is the direct source of the name of the musical instrument, a sense attested from 1845 in English.