What does the word chord mean?

Usage examples for chord

  1. At length, " You touch the wrong chord," he said hoarsely. – Chippinge Borough by 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 by 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 by Marie Corelli