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Definition of 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.
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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