clavierist

clavier

2 [kluh-veer, klav-ee-er, kley-vee-]
noun
any musical instrument having a keyboard, especially a stringed keyboard instrument, as a harpsichord, clavichord, or piano.
Also, klavier.


Origin:
1835–45; < German Klavier < French clavier keyboard; see clavier1

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

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clavier
1708, "keyboard," from Fr. clavier, originallly "a key-bearer," from L. clavis "key" (see slot (2)). The Fr. word is the source of Ger. clavier, Du. klavier, etc.
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