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Spanish translation of “key”


noun /kiː/
an instrument or tool by which something (eg a lock or a nut) is turned Have you got the key for this door? in musical instruments, one of the small parts pressed to sound the notes piano keys. in a typewriter, calculator etc, one of the parts which one presses to cause a letter etc to be printed, displayed etc. the scale in which a piece of music is set What key are you playing in? the key of F. something that explains a mystery or gives an answer to a mystery, a code etc the key to the whole problem. in a map etc, a table explaining the symbols etc used in it. keyboard noun the keys in a piano, typewriter etc arranged along or on a flat board The pianist sat down at the keyboard and began to play A computer keyboard looks like that of a typewriter (also adjective) harpsichords and other early keyboard instruments. any keyboard (musical) instrument. The album features Mick Brown on keyboards. keyhole noun the hole in which a key of a door etc is placed
ojo de la cerradura
The child looked through the keyhole to see if his teacher was still with his parents.
keyhole surgery noun surgery done through a very small cut in the body.
cirugía cerrada, cirugía no invasiva
keynote noun the chief note in a musical key. the chief point or theme (of a lecture etc). keyed up excited; tense. Everybody was keyed up for a visit and inspection by the regional manager.
(Definition of key from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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