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Definition of the noun chord

What does chord mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: chords

  1. a straight line connecting two points on a curve
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • more generic term: straight line = a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction
  2. a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

Alternative definition of the noun chord


  1. [context: music] In music, a combination of any three or more notes sounded simultaneously.
  2. [geometry] A straight line between two points of a curve.
  3. [context: engineering] A horizontal member of a truss.
  4. [context: aeronautics] The distance between the leading and trailing edge of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow.
  5. [computing] A keyboard shortcut that involves two or more distinct keypresses, such as Ctrl+M followed by P.

Definition of the verb chord

What does chord mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: chorded | chording | chords

  1. play chords on (a stringed instrument)
    • domain: music
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic word: play = perform music on
  2. bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
    • domain: music
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of chord: harmonise / harmonize
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific word: key = regulate the musical pitch of


Chord is a musical group.


"Chord" is a musical album of Lukid.

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Chord is a fictional character from the 2014 film Open Windows.


  1. Chord: In aeronautics, chord refers to the imaginary straight line joining the leading and trailing edges of an airfoil. The chord length is the distance between the trailing edge and the point on the leading edge where the chord intersects the leading edge.
  2. Chord: In computing, Chord is a protocol and algorithm for a peer-to-peer distributed hash table. A distributed hash table stores key-value pairs by assigning keys to different computers; a node will store the values for all the keys for which it is responsible. Chord specifies how keys are assigned to nodes, and how a node can discover the value for a given key by first locating the node responsible for that key.
  3. Chord is software for creating staffless lead sheets in PostScript format. Chord was developed by Martin Leclerc and Mario Dorion. This project has been inactive for several years. It was forked in 2007 to a project called Chordii.
  4. Chord: In the field of astronomy the term chord typically refers to a line crossing an object which is formed during an occultation event. By taking accurate measurements of the start and end times of the event, in conjunction with the known location of the observer and the object's orbit, the length of the chord can be determined giving an indication of the size of the occulting object. By combining observations made from several different locations, multiple chords crossing the occulting object can be determined giving a more accurate shape and size model. This technique of using multiple observers during the same event has been used to derive more sophisticated shape models for asteroids, whose shape can be highly irregular. A notable example of this occurred in 2002 when the asteroid 345 Tercidina underwent a stellar occultation of a very bright star as seen from Europe. During this event a team of at least 105 observers recorded 75 chords across the asteroid's surface allowing for a very accurate size and shape determination.
  5. Chord: A chord is a concurrency construct available in Polyphonic C♯ and Cω inspired by the join pattern of the join-calculus. A chord is a function body that is associated with multiple function headers and cannot execute until all function headers are called.

Phrases with Chord

  1. Cycle Chord
  2. Major chord
  3. Minor chord
  4. Power chord
  5. Vocal Chord
  6. Broken Chord
  7. common chord
  8. seventh chord
  9. touch a chord
  10. Tristan Chord
  11. strike a chord
  12. Equal-Interval Chord
  13. Mixed-interval chord

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chord

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Google previewBasic Elements of Music (2016)

A Primer for Musicians, Music Teachers, and Students by Michael J. Pagliaro

Seventh ChordA seventh chord is a triad with the seventh degree of the scale added. There are...

An augmented major seventh chord is an augmented triad with a major seventh added. The notes ...

Google previewThe Modern Musician

by Ryan King

A minor 7th chord is a minor triad plus a ______. 9. A fully diminished 7th chord is a ______ triad plus a ______. 10. VISUALLY a _____ is a 9, a 4 is an _____, and a ______ is a ______. 11. A ______ chord is made by moving the 3rd scale ...

Google previewGuitar Today, Book 2 (2005)

A Beginning Acoustic and Electric Guitar Method by Jerry Snyder

For example, the D7 chord is an extended D Chord. All major...

Google previewElements of Euclid [selections from book 1-6] adapted to modern methods in geometry, by J. Bryce and D. Munn (1874)

by James Bryce

A semicircle is a segment whose chord is a diameter. 36. A sector of a circle is the figure contained by any arc and two radii drawn through its extremities. 37. When the two radii of a sector are at right angles to one another, the sector is called ...

Google previewAQA AS And A Level Music Study Guide (2016-17) (2017)

by Rhinegold Education

complexion The downbeat of bar 21 has another bass suspension In bar 22 the chord is a dominant 7th with B as its root, but with A (the 7th) in the bass, making it the third inversion or V 7d ) 7Vd always resolves to Ib which happens here on ...

Google previewUkulele Chord Dictionary : Handy Guide

MOVABLE CHORD INTRODUCTION Definitions These chords are called " movable" because once a single fingering formation is learned, it can be moved up and down the fingerboard. In this way, a single fingering can be used for as many ...

Google previewMandolin Chord Dictionary : Handy Guide


Google previewPopular Chord Dictionary for Organ

by Ed Hughes, Willard A. Palmer

MAJOR SCALE CHART A A B C* D E F* G* A B C* D E P G G A B C E F* G A B C D E \> F About CHORD POSITIONS Any chord may be played in many. Al> At Bt C Dt Et F G At Bt C Dt Et F B B C* D* E F* G* A* B C' D* E F* G* B Bt C D Et ...

Google previewPicture Chord Encyclopedia (2000)

Photos & Diagrams for 2,600 Guitar Chords! by Hal Leonard Corp.

A triad is a chord that is made up of only three notes. For example, a simple G major chord is a triad consisting of the notes G, B, and D.Thereare several types of triads, including major, minor, diminished, augmented, and suspended.

Google previewPicture Chord Encyclopedia (Music Instruction) (2002)

6 inch. x 9 inch. Edition by Hal Leonard Corp.

A triad is a chord that is made up of only three notes. For example, a simple G major chord is a triad consisting of the notes G, B, and D. There are several types of triads, including major, minor, diminished, augmented, and suspended.

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Quotes about Chord

I had to learn chord shapes. I bought books with chord charts. I used to listen to all kinds of pop music. (Mick Taylor)
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Scrabble value of C3H4O1R1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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