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chord

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noun \ˈkȯrd\

Definition of chord

  1. :  three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously



Origin of chord

alteration of Middle English cord, short for accord


First Known Use: 1608

Rhymes with chord


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chord

verb

Definition of chord

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  accord

  3. 2 :  to play chords especially on a stringed instrument

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make chords on

  6. 2 :  harmonize



Examples of chord

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



14th Century

First Known Use of chord

14th century


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chord

noun

Definition of chord

  1. 1 :  cord 3a

  2. 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. 3 :  an individual emotion or disposition <struck a responsive chord>

  4. 4 :  either of the two outside members of a truss connected and braced by the web members

  5. 5 :  the straight line distance joining the leading and trailing edges of an airfoil



Origin of chord

alteration of 1cord


First Known Use: 1543



CHORD Defined for Kids

1

chord

play
noun \ˈkȯrd\

Definition of chord

  1. :  a group of tones sounded together to form harmony




2

chord

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noun

Definition of chord

  1. :  a straight line joining two points on a curve




Medical Dictionary

chord

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noun \ˈkȯrd\

Medical Definition of chord

  1. :  cord 2





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