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Definition of Chord

Chord

  1. The string of a musical instrument.
  2. A combination of tones simultaneously performed, producing more or less perfect harmony, as, the common chord.
  3. A right line uniting the extremities of the arc of a circle or curve.
  4. A cord. See Cord, n., 4.
  5. The upper or lower part of a truss, usually horizontal, resisting compression or tension.
  6. To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to tune.
  7. To accord; to harmonize together; as, this note chords with that.

Chord Quotations

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. - Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin

True Americanism is practical idealism. Its aims, instead of being materialistic and mechanical, are idealistic to the point of being Utopian. In this way, the U.S. can provide and express ideals that strike a chord in humans everywhere - a declaration of independence on behalf of all the peoples of the world.
Maurice Saatchi

The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.
Albert Camus

The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don't have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven't had that fear.
Kobe Bryant

One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz.
Lou Reed
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Chord Translations

chord in Danish is akkord
chord in Dutch is overeenstemming, accoord, akkoord
chord in French is forfait
chord in German is Akkord {m}, Saite {f}, Akkord {m}
chord in Portuguese is corda

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