chord chord  /ˈkɔrd/

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  1. Indeed, any conceivable chord lies somewhere in that space, although most of them would sound screechingly harsh to human ears.
  2. Hyperbole and distortion certainly exist on the left, but they are a minor chord in the Democratic Party.
  3. Few environmental nightmares strike a more frightening chord than Chernobyl.

News

  1. Seniors bid farewell to NHS

    When students, a teacher and the principal recounted vignettes from the past four years at Nipomo High School’s graduation ceremony and encouraged departing seniors to change the world, their words may have struck a chord with students who had already struggled to overcome obstacles and earn diplomas.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Adobe Press

  2. More Local News

    When students, a teacher and the principal recounted vignettes from the past four years at Nipomo High School’s graduation ceremony and encouraged departing seniors to change the world, their words may have struck a chord with students who had already struggled to overcome obstacles and earn diplomas.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Adobe Press

  3. Gene-Patent Decision Is Popular, But A Threat To Personalized Medicine

    The U.S. Supreme Court struck a rare popular chord yesterday when it declared human genes un-patentable. For most people, the decision in Association for Molecular Pathology vs. Myriad Genetics reflects common sense: Nobody should have a monopoly on a proteins that occur naturally in the body.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "From the energy of I Want to Hold Your Hand to the melancholy of Yesterday, to the spirituality of Let It Be, you have played every chord, touched every emotion," Mr Levin said. "We admire your musical genius and your generous support of...
    on May 27, 2008 By: Richard Levin Source: BBC News

  2. "Then it was just a matter of striking a chord with a contract," Sabean said. "He's a winning player. It's a pleasure he's coming to our organization. The timing is great. It will allow us to do other business without busting up our...
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Brian Sabean Source: SI.com

  3. "This is obviously something that struck a chord with fans," Ecko said Wednesday in a phone interview with the AP.
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Marc Ecko Source: International Herald Tribune

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