- of, relating to, or resembling a chord.
- of or relating to music that is marked principally by vertical harmonic movement rather than by linear polyphony.
Origin of chordal
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Examples from the Web for chordal
In Elasmobranchii the chordal sheath is weak and the skeletogenous layer strong.
In Amphioxus the notochord is immediately surrounded by a structureless cuticular layer, the chordal sheath.
The notochord remains permanently unconstricted and is enclosed in a chordal sheath, external to which is the skeletogenous layer.
Of the divine spheral music, the one is the chordal harmony, the other the consecutive harmony or melody.Evolution
Joseph Le Conte
- Of or relating to a chorda or cord.
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