Keyed Keyed (k[=e]d), a. Furnished with keys; as, a keyed instrument; also, set to a key, as a tune. [1913 Webster]

{Keyed bugle}. See {Kent bugle}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • keyed — [kēd] adj. 1. having keys, as some musical instruments 2. reinforced with a key or keystone 3. pitched in a specific key 4. adjusted so as to conform [a speech keyed to the mood of the voters] …   English World dictionary

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  • keyed — Ⅰ. key [1] ► NOUN (pl. keys) 1) a small piece of shaped metal which is inserted into a lock and rotated to open or close it. 2) an instrument for grasping and turning a screw, peg, or nut. 3) a lever depressed by the finger in playing an… …   English terms dictionary

  • keyed — adjective 1. fitted with or secured by a key a keyed instrument the locks have not yet been keyed • Ant: ↑keyless 2. set to a key or tone • Similar to: ↑tonal …   Useful english dictionary

  • keyed — /keed/, adj. 1. fitted with keys. 2. fastened or secured by a key. 3. Music. pitched in a specific key. 4. reinforced by a keystone. 5. coordinated, as with a basic color or idea; harmonized (sometimes used in combination): color keyed carpeting …   Universalium

  • keyed — See color keyed …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • keyed — adjective see key I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • keyed — adj. locked, fastened with a key, strengthened with a key; having a key or keys (Music); set in a particular key (Music) kɪː n. device used to open locks; something which allows entry; something which explains or assists in solving a problem;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keyed —   adj.    1. combinated    2. having provision for operation by key …   Locksmith dictionary

  • keyed up — UK [ˌkiːd ˈʌp] US [ˌkid ˈʌp] adjective informal very excited or nervous about something Thesaurus: feeling interested and excitedsynonym * * * adj [more keyed up; most keyed up] informal : excited or nervous The s …   Useful english dictionary

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