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Translation of "key" - English-Spanish dictionary

key

noun /kiː/
an instrument or tool by which something (eg a lock or a nut) is turned llave Have you got the key for this door? in musical instruments, one of the small parts pressed to sound the notes tecla piano keys. in a typewriter, calculator etc , one of the parts which one presses to cause a letter etc to be printed, displayed etc. tecla the scale in which a piece of music is set tono 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 clave the key to the whole problem. in a map etc , a table explaining the symbols etc used in it. leyenda keyboard noun the keys in a piano, typewriter etc arranged along or on a flat board teclado 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 instrumento de teclado 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 (medical) surgery done through a very small cut in the body. cirugía cerrada, cirugía no invasiva keynote noun the chief note in a musical key. tónica the chief point or theme (of a lecture etc). idea fundamental keypad noun a small set of buttons that you press to operate an electronic device such as a calculator, a remote control, or a telephone. teclado (computing) a separate set of buttons on the right of a computer keyboard. teclado numérico keyring noun a small ring that you keep keys on. llavero keyed up adjective excited; tense nervioso, excitado 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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