chord

Part of speech: noun

The string of a musical instrument.

Part of speech: verb

To furnish with chords; bring into or be in harmony; accord.

Part of speech: noun

A harmonious combination of tones.

Part of speech: noun

A string of a musical instrument; hence, sensibility or emotion.

Part of speech: noun

A straight line connecting the extremities of an arc.

Part of speech: noun

A truss; cord; tendon.

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Usage examples "chord":

  1. At length, " You touch the wrong chord," he said hoarsely. - "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. Ella started slightly, for Max Bray had touched a tender chord, and she remained silent, with the tears standing in her eyes, as the form of Nelly forced itself upon her imagination. - "By Birth a Lady", George Manville Fenn.
  3. When the song ceased, a great wave dashed on the shore, like a closing organ chord, and Von Glauben spoke. - "Temporal Power", Marie Corelli.