Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

Spanish translation of “key”

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)

More translations of “key” in Spanish

Definitions of “key” in English

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More