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key1

key1

 
pronunciation:
ki
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
phrases:
key up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a metal object cut in a special way to open or close locks.
 
definition 2: something that leads to or helps someone get something.
Hard work is the key to success.
similar words:
agent, instrument, ticket
definition 3: a list that gives an explanation of codes or symbols.
We read a key to understand a map.
synonyms:
legend
similar words:
guide, handbook, manual
definition 4: a button or part of a machine or musical instrument that makes it work when pressed.
This computer has twelve function keys.The piano has eighty-eight keys.
similar words:
button, lever
definition 5: the main tone of the scale in a musical work.
This song is written in the key of C.
similar words:
note, pitch, tone
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: main; central.
He made the key point in the discussion.
synonyms:
cardinal, central, chief, essential, fundamental, main, primary
similar words:
critical, crucial, great, important, major, prime
phrase: key up
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