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Chord Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • a straight line connecting two points on a curve
  • bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
  • play chords on (a string instrument)

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  • a straight line connecting two points on a curve ,
  • a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

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Chord Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A chord in music is when two or more notes are played together (some text books say that it is when three or more notes are played).

A chord which is built up of the 1st, 3rd and 5th notes of a scale is called a "tonic triad". If it is made from a major scale, it is a major chord. If it is made from a minor scale it is a minor chord. However, any combination of notes is a chord.

Chords can be played on instruments such as piano, keyboard, organ, harp, guitar, harmonica and xylophone. Chords with two notes can be played on string instruments by bowing on two strings together. By bowing on two strings and then quickly on the other two strings a violinist can sound as if he is playing a four-part chord. Some players of wind instruments are able to make chords by playing two or more harmonics together.



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* Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. - Edwin Hubbel Chapin


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  • Striking a chord: Annual Autumn Classic brings musical melodies to Bradford
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