strike/touch a chord in/with

Definition of strike/touch a chord in/with

  1. :  to strongly impress (someone) Her comments about political corruption clearly struck a chord with many voters.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to take a course :  go

    :  to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)

    :  to arrive with detrimental effect

  1. :  a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)

    :  an act or instance of striking

    :  a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer

  1. :  to bring a bodily part into contact with especially so as to perceive through the tactile sense :  handle or feel gently usually with the intent to understand or appreciate

    :  to strike or push lightly especially with the hand or foot or an implement

    :  to lay hands upon (one afflicted with scrofula) with intent to heal

  1. :  a light stroke, tap, or push

    :  a hit against an opponent in fencing

    :  the act or fact of touching

  1. :  three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously

  1. :  accord

    :  to play chords especially on a stringed instrument

    :  to make chords on

  1. :  cord

    :  a straight line segment joining and included between two points on a circle

    :  a straight line joining two points on a curve

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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