Chord in a sentence

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Definition of Chord

  • 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.
  • 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 stringed instrument)

How to use chord in a sentence. Chord pronunciation.

They had touched the chord of a secret and mutual experience which had gone so far that their lives would be influenced by it for ever after.
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But if you're satisfied with her discipline,' Father Oliver jerked out, and it was all he could do to check himself from further snaps at the parish priest, a great burly man who could not tell a minor from a major chord, yet was venting the opinion that good singing distracted the attention of the congregation at their prayers.
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There was a great deal more clapping when she finished, and when this was over, as an encore, she gave a piece which imitated the sea; there were little trills to represent the lapping waves and thundering chords, with the loud pedal down, to suggest a storm.
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Mrs. Hilbery ran over these phrases as if she were trying chords that did not quite satisfy her ear.
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Love thrilled in the young man's vacant heart, sounding the chords of the Harp of Life.
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But the dreamy-eyed girl watching the man who had so gallantly saved her life, thought only of a love which had stolen into her heart to wake all its slumbering chords to life, and to loosen the sweet music of her singing soul!
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Arthur kept his people as tensely strung as ever, but he no longer drew from them the chords of aspiration and enterprise.
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Something in the homely little sermon touched a responsive chord in Arthur as nothing else had done.
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For her life was made up of those mystic chords of sympathy and memory which bind up the transient elements of nature into a harmonious and enduring scene.
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They touched the deep chord of melancholy in her, and made it vibrate through the depths of her being.
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A singer means a person born with a certain shape of mouth and throat, a certain kind of vocal chords.
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The final inference is this-that scriptural truth is endowed with a self-conservative and a self-restorative virtue; it needs no long successions of verbal protection by inspiration; it is self-protected; first, internally, by the complex power which belongs to the Christian _system_ of involving its own integrations, in the same way as a musical chord involves its own successions of sound, and its own resolutions; secondly, in an external and obvious way, it is protected by its prodigious iteration, and secret _presupposed_ in all varieties of form.
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The pianist struck a chord, and the children lined up, the girls on one side, the boys on the other, a long line, with Mrs. Van Buren in the center.
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Another chord, rather a long one.
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He noticed that these creatures were peculiarly susceptible to minor chords, or to compositions played in minors, and that quick, lively music would bring them forth from their lurking-places in great numbers.
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A loud chord on the piano would send it scampering away to its home.
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He would then resume his _pianissimo_ improvisation, and the mouse would soon return to its former station near the centre of the room, only to vanish again as soon as the loud chords were struck.
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You strike the deepest chords of a woman's heart.
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For with the touch of clinging hands and the throbbing bosom he grew conscious of an inward storm-the tingling of new chords of thought, strange music of unheard, joyous bells sad dreams dawning to wakeful delight, dissolving doubt, resurging hope, force, fire, and freedom, unutterable sweetness of desire.
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She had many dresses, to be sure, but they were as familiar to her as family portraits, and even among her most blinded admirers they had been known to stir the chords of remembrance.
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Examples of Chord

Example #1
Each understood this in a different way.
Example #2
They had struck a deeper note than love or friendship.
Example #3
He would have liked to ask him if he was to understand that bad singing tended to a devotional mood, but wishing to remain on good terms with his superior, he said nothing and waited for Father Peter to state his case against the new schoolmistress, which he seemed to think could be done by speaking of the danger of young unmarried women in the parish.
Example #4
There had never been such weather in Ireland before, and the day he rode his bicycle over to see Father Peter seemed to him the hottest day of all.
Example #5
It ran: Dear Mr. Perkins, Forgive me for troubling you again about my ward, but both his Aunt and I have been uneasy about him.
Example #6
He showed it to Philip.