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  • nounitem that unlocks
  • nounanswer, solution

synonyms for keys

  • latchkey
  • opener
  • passkey
  • screw
  • skeleton
  • blueprint
  • core
  • indicator
  • code
  • means
  • sign
  • clue
  • passport
  • ticket
  • password
  • guide
  • index
  • interpretation
  • lead
  • nexus
  • pointer
  • explanation
  • earmark
  • crux
  • cue
  • cipher
  • nucleus
  • pivot
  • lever
  • translation
  • root
  • brand
  • symptom
  • hinge
  • fulcrum
  • marker

antonyms for keys

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  • lock
  • question
  • question
  • exteriority
  • lock
  • outside
  • exterior
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How to use keys in a sentence

Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
She sat perfectly still before the piano, not touching the keys, while Robert carried her message to Edna at the window.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Tony's stool was nearer to the bass keys of the piano, while the sofa Lettice lay upon had certainly been drawn up towards him.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The keyboard had eleven, twelve, even thirteen keys in diatonic succession without semitones.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
The pallets were connected to the keys by a series of levers, known as the tracker action.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
The pedal keys were almost invariably straight and the pedal boards flat.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
It is thoroughly reliable and, where the keys are located close by the organ, is fairly prompt both in attack and repetition.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
No tubular-pneumatic action is entirely satisfactory when the distance between the keys and the organ is great.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
Figs. 10 and 11, hybrids, the tilting tablet form of stop-keys being used for the couplers only.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
Hope-Jones, however, is generally credited with introducing the first practical stop-keys.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
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