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1chord

noun \ˈkrd\

Definition of CHORD

:  three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously

Origin of CHORD

alteration of Middle English cord, short for accord
First Known Use: 1608

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

2chord

verb

Definition of CHORD

intransitive verb
1
:  accord
2
:  to play chords especially on a stringed instrument
transitive verb
1
:  to make chords on
2
:  harmonize

Examples of CHORD

  1. <the revised system chords perfectly with the original goals>

First Known Use of CHORD

14th century

3chord

noun

Definition of CHORD

1
:  cord 3a
2
:  a straight line segment joining and included between two points on a circle; broadly :  a straight line joining two points on a curve
3
:  an individual emotion or disposition <struck a responsive chord>
4
:  either of the two outside members of a truss connected and braced by the web members
5
:  the straight line distance joining the leading and trailing edges of an airfoil

Origin of CHORD

alteration of 1cord
First Known Use: 1543

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral
CHORD Defined for Kids

1chord

noun \ˈkrd\

Definition of CHORD for Kids

:  a group of tones sounded together to form harmony

2chord

noun

Definition of CHORD for Kids

:  a straight line joining two points on a curve
Medical Dictionary

chord

noun \ˈkrd\

Medical Definition of CHORD

:  cord 2
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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