Definition of Alt key noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Alt key

(also ALT key) noun
BrE BrE//ˈɔːlt kiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːlt kiː//
Using a computer
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a key on a computer keyboard which you press while pressing other keys, in order to change their function See related entries: Using a computer Word Originlate 20th cent.: abbreviation of alt(ernative) key.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Alt key