chord meaning

[ kɔ:d ] Pronunciation:   "chord" in a sentence
Noun: chord  kord
  1. A straight line connecting two points on a curve 
  2. A combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
Verb: chord  kord
  1. Play chords on (a string instrument) 
  2. Bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
    - harmonize, harmonise [Brit]

Sounds like: cord

Derived forms: chorded, chording, chords

See also: chordal

Type of: alter, change, modify, musical note, note, play, straight line, tone

Encyclopedia: Chord

[British slang]
Noun. A bad mood. E.g."Sarah's in a right chord after smudging her lipstick just before the photograph was taken." [Widnes/Merseyside use]


A principal member of a truss which extends from one end to the other, primarily to resist bending; usually one of a pair of such members.


The straight line between two points on a curve.


The span of an arch.

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[Civil engineering]
"The top or bottom, generally horizontal member of a truss."

1. A harmonious mixture of musical tones of various frequencies.
2. A straight line that joins two points on a curve (such as an arc of a circle).
3. The width of an airfoil.


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  1. the crack eventually caused the chord to fracture.
  2. the speaker had obviously struck a chord with his audience.
  3. no three of these chords passed through the same point.
  4. at last, one over-stretched chord of her agony slacked.
  5. this poem has struck a responsive chord in the hearts of its readers.

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