- choral speaking,
- chorale prelude,
- chord chart,
- chord of the sixth,
- chord organ,
- chord symbol,
Origin of chord1
verb (used with object)
Origin of chord2
Examples from the Web for chord
And the chord structure, for those of you who play an instrument, is unexpected and worth checking out.
The guitar is tuned to E, and an Eminor chord on a guitar just rings and rings forever.
It does strike a chord when you see just how victimizing some of the media reports can be of Africa.Idris Elba on Eric Garner, ‘Mi Mandela,’ and Selling Weed to Dave Chappelle|Marlow Stern|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it is based on the chord structure of what I played before it, except that it was based on a diminished scale.
There were no longer any chord changes, and it was no longer a ballad.
He strove to answer; but the voice touched a chord at his heart, and the words failed him.Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton
Angle of Incidence, Rigger's—The angle the chord of a surface makes with a line parallel to the axis of the propeller.The Aeroplane Speaks|H. Barber
There was something about his appearance and build that struck a chord very faintly in my memory.The Man with the Clubfoot|Valentine Williams
But the chord of melancholy in his being had been struck and vibrated.The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm
With trembling or wavering; a note or chord played with great rapidity so as to produce such an effect.
- a straight line connecting two points on a curve or curved surface
- the line segment lying between two points of intersection of a straight line and a curve or curved surface
Word Origin for chord
Word Origin for chord
"related notes in music," 1590s, ultimately a shortening of accord (or borrowed from a similar development in French) and influenced by Latin chorda "catgut, a string" of a musical instrument (see cord (n.)). Spelling with an -h- first recorded c.1600, from confusion with chord (n.2). Originally two notes; of three or more from 18c.
"structure in animals resembling a string," 1540s, alteration of cord (n.), by influence of Greek khorde "gut-string, string of a lyre, tripe," from PIE *ghere- "gut, entrail" (see yarn). The geometry sense is from 1550s; meaning "feeling, emotion" first attested 1784.
In music, the sound of three or more notes played at the same time. The history of Western music is marked by an increase in complexity of the chords composers use.
see strike a chord.