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Meaning of CHORD

Pronunciation:  kord

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  2. [n]  a straight line connecting two points on a curve
  3. [v]  bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
  4. [v]  play chords on, as of string instruments
 

CHORD is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: harmonise, harmonize
 
 See Also: alter, arpeggio, change, common chord, key, musical note, note, play, seventh chord, sforzando, straight line, tone, triad

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Chord\, n. [L chorda a gut, a string made of a gut, Gr.
    ?. In the sense of a string or small rope, in general, it is
    written cord. See {Cord}.]
    1. The string of a musical instrument. --Milton.
    
    2. (Mus.) A combination of tones simultaneously performed,
       producing more or less perfect harmony, as, the common
       chord.
    
    3. (Geom.) A right line uniting the extremities of the arc of
       a circle or curve.
    
    4. (Anat.) A cord. See {Cord}, n., 4.
    
    5. (Engin.) The upper or lower part of a truss, usually
       horizontal, resisting compression or tension. --Waddell.
    
    {Accidental, Common, & Vocal} {chords}. See under
       {Accidental}, {Common}, and {Vocal}.
    
    {Chord of an arch}. See Illust. of {Arch}.
    
    {Chord of curvature}, a chord drawn from any point of a
       curve, in the circle of curvature for that point.
    
    {Scale of chords}. See {Scale}.
    
    
  2. \Chord\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chorded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Chording}.]
    To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to
    tune.
    
          When Jubal struck the chorded shell.     --Dryden.
    
          Even the solitary old pine tree chords his harp.
                                                   --Beecher.
    
    
  3. \Chord\, v. i. (Mus.)
    To accord; to harmonize together; as, this note chords with
    that.
    
    
 
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