What does chord mean?
Definitions for chord
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word chord.
a straight line connecting two points on a curve
a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
play chords on (a string instrument)
harmonize, harmonise, chordverb
bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
In music, a combination of any three or more notes sounded simultaneously.
A straight line between two points of a curve.
A horizontal member of a truss.
The distance between the leading and trailing edge of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow.
A keyboard shortcut that involves two or more distinct keypresses, such as Ctrl+M followed by P.
To write chords for.
To accord; to harmonize together.
This note chords with that one.
Etymology: From Latin chorda, from (Doric) χορδά, (Ionic) χορδή
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: chorda, Lat.
Their stops and chords, was seen; his volant touch
Instinct thro’ all proportions, low and high,
Fled, and pursu’d transverse the resonant fugue. John Milton, P. L.
To furnish with strings or chords; to string.
Etymology: from the noun.
What passion cannot musick raise and quell?
When Jubal struck the chorded shell,
His list’ning brethren stood around. Dryden.
the string of a musical instrument
a combination of tones simultaneously performed, producing more or less perfect harmony, as, the common chord
a right line uniting the extremities of the arc of a circle or curve
a cord. See Cord, n., 4
the upper or lower part of a truss, usually horizontal, resisting compression or tension
to provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to tune
to accord; to harmonize together; as, this note chords with that
Etymology: [L chorda a gut, a string made of a gut, Gr. chordh`. In the sense of a string or small rope, in general, it is written cord. See Cord.]
A chord in music is any harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously. These need not actually be played together: arpeggios and broken chords may for many practical and theoretical purposes be understood as chords. Chords and sequences of chords are frequently used in modern Western, West African and Oceanian music, whereas they are absent from the music of many other parts of the world. The most frequently encountered chords are triads, so called because they consist of three distinct notes: further notes may be added to give seventh chords, extended chords, or added tone chords. The most common chords are the major and minor triads and then the augmented and diminished triads. The descriptions "major", "minor", "augmented" and "diminished" are sometimes referred to collectively as chordal "quality". Chords are also commonly classed by their root note so, for instance, the chord C Major may be described as a triad of major quality built upon the note C. Chords may also be classified by inversion, the order in which their notes are stacked. However, since the structural meaning of a chord depends exclusively upon the degree of the scale on which it is built, chords are usually analysed by numbering them, using Roman numerals, upwards from the key-note. Common ways of notating or representing chords in western music other than conventional staff notation include Roman numerals, figured bass, macro symbols, and various systems of symbols and notations such as are typically found in the lead sheets, fake books and chord charts used in popular music to lay out the harmonic groundplan of a piece so that the musician may improvise, "jam", "vamp", "busk" or "head arrange" a part.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kord, n. (mus.) the simultaneous and harmonious union of sounds of a different pitch.—The Common chord is a note with its third and perfect fifth reckoned upwards. [Formed from Accord.]
kord, n. the string of a musical instrument: (fig.) of the emotions: (geom.) a straight line joining the extremities of an arc: a straight line joining any two points in the curve of a circle, ellipse, &c. [L. chorda—Gr. chordē, an intestine.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
In geometry, is a line which joins the extremities of any arc of a circle.
Chord vs. Cord -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Chord and Cord.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chord is ranked #109258 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Chord surname appeared 162 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Chord.
91.9% or 149 total occurrences were White.
4.3% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'chord' in Nouns Frequency: #2991
The numerical value of chord in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of chord in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of chord in a Sentence
I don’t think there’s any plans from (producer) John Cornell or from Paul (Hogan) to make another one but who knows, somebody else might come along and do it, it’s a matter of striking a chord, and that movie came along at just the right time. It was shot in the right place and had a great character, and a great team of people putting it together in a really timely fashion.
Games are striking an important chord with American culture, that's what makes it the leading form of entertainment today.
I've felt the whole gamut of emotions -- shock, denial, anger, sadness, it struck a chord.
Working parents might only have a few hours with a kid at night -- and forget seeing friends, we wanted to balance all of these things and imagine a place where we could all come together. It's striking a chord with a lot of people.
Fiscal policy for example should remain flexible and growth-friendly, rebuild buffers, and strike the right chord between debt sustainability and supporting demand.
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Translations for chord
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- ائتلاف نغمات, وترArabic
- акорд, хордаBulgarian
- akord, tětivaCzech
- ακόρντο, συγχορδία, χορδήGreek
- acorde, cuerdaSpanish
- soinnuttaa, jänne, sointuFinnish
- corde, accordFrench
- accordo, cordaItalian
- 直線, 和音Japanese
- 和音, 화음Korean
- balso stygosLithuanian
- koorde, akkoordDutch
- note, akkord, noterNorwegian
- corda, acordePortuguese
- coardă, acordRomanian
- аккорд, хордаRussian
- акорд, akordSerbo-Croatian
- akkordUyghur, Uighur
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