3 Letters
2 Consonants
1 Vowels
1 Syllables
Types Of Speech
You can use key as a noun, adjective satellite or as a verb in a sentence.
About Key
A 1 syllables noun and 3 letters with the letters e, k, and y, 2 consonants, 1 vowels and 1 syllables with the middle letter e. Key starts with and ends in a consonant with the starting letters k, ke, and the ending characters are y, ey, ..
Definition
Metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock''s mechanism can be rotated
Origin/Roots
Middle English
School Grade
Key is set as a kindergarten word that starts with k, ends with y, 1 syllables, 1 vowels and 3 letters.
Scrabble
Is key a scrabble word? A 10 point word in scrabble. Check the word games tab below for probability, odds and more.
Pig Latin
Key in Pig Latin is said as "eykay or eykway".
Unigram
k | e | y
Bigram
ke | ey
Trigram
key
Word Gram
Noun Examples
metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
a lever that actuates a mechanism when depressed
the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
pitch of the voice;
"he spoke in a low key"
something crucial for explaining;
"the key to development is economic integration"
a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access;
"a safe-deposit box usually requires two keys to open it"
a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations
a list of answers to a test;
"some students had stolen the key to the final exam"
any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music
(basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court;
usually painted a different color from the rest of the court;
"he hit a jump shot from the top of the key";
"he dominates play in the paint"
a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida
United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812;
the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843)
a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple
a kilogram of a narcotic drug;
"they were carrying two keys of heroin"
Verb Examples
harmonize with or adjust to;
"key one's actions to the voters' prevailing attitude"
regulate the musical pitch of
identify as in botany or biology, for example
vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key;
"His new Mercedes was keyed last night in the parking lot"
provide with a key;
"We were keyed after the locks were changed in the building"
Adjective Satellite Examples
serving as an essential component;
"a cardinal rule";
"the central cause of the problem";
"an example that was fundamental to the argument";
"computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
effective;
producing a desired effect;
"the operative word"

Synonyms (Cognitive Synonyms) For "Key"

There are 565 synonyms available. These are cognitive relationship words which is to say they have a similar meaning, mean the same thing, or have close definition and relationship to key.

SynonymDefinition
Absolute Frequency
Accessthe act of approaching or entering
"he gained access to the building"
Accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
Accordsympathetic compatibility
Achromasiaunnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
Achromatismthe visual property of being without color
Adaptadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
"We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
Adjustadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
"We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
Adjust To
Aerophone

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Anagrams

There are 1 anagrams from key.

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

View English words with the unique letters used in key. Words With The Letters Eky

Derives

Key derives from 1 words.

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

Hypernyms

Key has 1 hypernyms.

Word Definition
Deviceany clever (deceptive) maneuver
"he would stoop to any device to win a point"

Hyponyms

There are 4 hyponyms for key

Word Definition
Ignition Key
Latchkeykey for raising or drawing back a latch or opening an outside door
Masteran original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
Master Key

Names With The Word "Key"

313 names are spelled with key.

NameMaleFemale
PinkeyNoNo
OkeyNoNo
MickeyYesYes
KeyNoNo
VickeyYesYes

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The word games Words With Friends, 4pics1Word, Word Chums, and Jumble which is by far one of the most successful of the word games. Jumble was created in 1954 - below, you will find the most unscrambled letters for each descramble word game that others have solved or decoded to make the word key.

Is key a scrabble word or can you use key in Words With Friends? The probability of getting this word in scrabble is 1 out of every 6738 games and in Words With Friends it's 1 out of every 7004 games. This 3 letter 10 point scrabble word can be rearranged 6 ways. What other words can be made with the letters e, k, and y? There's 6 with 5 letters or less with the letters e, k, and y. Here is a list of 6 to try to get you more points.

WordScrabbleWords With FriendsWord Chums4Pics1WordJumble
Key (3 letters) 10 9 key
Eyck (4 letters) 13 +3 13 +4 eyck
Keyed (5 letters) 13 +3 12 +3 keyed
Cakey (5 letters) 14 +4 14 +5 cakey
Becky (5 letters) 16 +6 17 +8 becky
Beaky (5 letters) 14 +4 14 +5 abeky





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