chord

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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

noun \ˈkrd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHORD

: cord 2

chord

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Grouping of three or more musical tones, especially as sounded simultaneously. The tones C-E–G constitute a “C major chord,” or “C major triad.” Chords may comprise any number of separate tones, and may be highly dissonant (see consonance and dissonance). The term harmony is often used loosely as a synonym.

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