Alt key

UK [ˈɔːlt ˌkiː] / US [ˈɔlt ˌkɪ] noun [countable]
Word forms "Alt key":
singular Alt key plural Alt keys computing
a computer key that you press together with another key so that the other key does something different from what it usually does. You can also refer to this key simply as Alt.

English dictionary. 2014.

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