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Synonyms for key

Synonyms for key

a means or method of entering into or achieving something desirable

dominant in importance or influence

Synonyms for key

metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated

something crucial for explaining

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pitch of the voice

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any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music

a kilogram of a narcotic drug

a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple

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United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812

a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida

(basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court

a list of answers to a test

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a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations

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a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access

mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)

the central building block at the top of an arch or vault

identify as in botany or biology, for example

provide with a key

vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key

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regulate the musical pitch of

harmonize with or adjust to

serving as an essential component

References in classic literature ?
One, a coffee-cup that has been ground into powder; two, a despatch-case with a key in the lock; three, a stain on the floor.
Geoffrey went down sulkily to the gate to lock it, and returned to them, with the key in his pocket.
exclaimed Nancy, bursting into tears, and wringing the little basket and the street-door key in an agony of distress.
It is time to go home," I said, turning the key in my desk.
The great door swung home with a mighty clatter, and Eva seized the key in both hands.