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
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.
› the chief point or theme (of a lecture etc).
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.
› (computing) a separate set of buttons on the right of a computer keyboard.
keyring noun › a small ring that you keep keys on.
keyed up adjective › excited; tense
Everybody was keyed up for a visit and inspection by the regional manager.