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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A straight line drawn inside a circle and touching the circle at each end. Also: Three or more notes in music played together.

Usage examples (35)
  • Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
  • Musical group Steel Train plays one chord from a song.
  • Well, not too long ago, a beer commercial seemed to strike a certain chord among us.
  • Needless to say, certain chord changes, tempi and melodies are destined to do the job. for more
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  • A "chord" is musical notes played together for harmony, a "cord" is a material used to tie things, while "cored" is the past tense of core, which is to remove the center of a fruit.
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