a specially shaped metal instrument for moving the bolt of a lock so as to lock or unlock a door, suitcase, etc.She reached for her coat and car keys.
a scale of musical notes that starts at one specific notethe key of A minor
something that is crucial in providing an explanation or interpretationYou will find a key at the start of the book.
Our only guide was the stars overhead.
his lucid explanation of the mysteries of cricket
the interpretation of the scriptures
The number of wells is a fair indicator of the demand for water.
his excellent English translation of `Faust'
a means of achieving a desired endThe key to success is to be ready from the start.
The secret of success is honesty and fair dealing.
solution, , , ,
the ability to sort out effective solutions to practical problems
Scientists have discovered a clue that may unlock the puzzle.
a vital clue to the killer's identity
Sunday's elections should be a pointer to the public mood.
of great importanceHe is expected to be the key witness at the trial.
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in the sense of clue
something that helps to solve a problem or unravel a mysteryScientists have discovered a clue that may unlock the puzzle.a vital clue to the killer's identity
in the sense of explanation
a detailed account or descriptionhis lucid explanation of the mysteries of cricket
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Video: pronunciation of 'key'
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