Meaning of CHORD in English

CHORD

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

final

Such is the skill of the rhythmic pacing however, that the final chord seemed poised to continue.

Away to the high plains rolling in waves to the rising final chord of the Rocky Mountains!

The phrase ends on a final ambiguous chord - B, E, B.

Debuting conductor Jiri Kout exerted considerable control over the 95-member Opera Orchestra, though the final chords were poorly spaced.

Francie made a final plangent chord and took the fiddle from under his chin.

major

An A major-F major chord progression is heard as the remorseful Achilles reflects on his men who died through his fault.

But are not, after all, the three major chords in the last movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony unbelievably simple?

minor

This represents the very tight, close intervals of the minor chords .

I could hear the minor chords .

But there's a great many major, minor and diminished chords in T-Ride's music that have to sound right.

responsive

Obviously Nunn had struck a responsive chord .

Truman had struck a responsive chord with the majority of his countrymen.

In a region where infant mortality is high, the argument struck a responsive chord .

There were even a few concessions to the responsive chords the Republicans struck in the 1994 congressional elections.

vocal

The oscilloscope graph of both voices was flattened in the lower register: tension was restricting the movement of their vocal chords .

The vocal chords are also less flexible, so that our voices change.

But they possess no vocal chords as man and other mammals do.

Humanoid bipeds shaped their vocal chords to reproduce the noises they heard about them.

The Lead Vocalist, who had just reconnected his vocal chords , disconnected them again.

The plaintiff claimed damage to the vocal chords as a result of the operation.

Terror had dried and paralysed his vocal chords .

Match your vocal chords to the best singing bird in the world, the Water Slagger.

■ NOUN

change

Example 2 deals with an approach to playing static double stops over chord changes .

All his chord changes are very original and his melodies are.

This information will enable you to connect lines which flow freely and melodically between all chord changes .

progression

An A major-F major chord progression is heard as the remorseful Achilles reflects on his men who died through his fault.

The score trades in the familiar chord progressions , sticky rhythmic motives and unremitting polyphony.

shape

For this assignment the need for our five associated chord shapes became very clear.

■ VERB

strike

This certainly strikes a personal chord with me.

Basically, it's something that strikes a chord in the heart.

His declarations have struck a chord on both sides of the House.

Obviously, their messages have struck a chord among voters in Arizona and New Hampshire.

The Sony platform has struck a strong chord among normally highly conservative publishing organisations.

One young man of John's age wrote to say that the pointlessness of his captivity had struck a chord with him.

Lebed struck a resounding chord with voters by campaigning as the anti-corruption and anti-crime candidate.

touch

And, if I prefer House to Garden, it is because it both touches deeper chords and garners even greater laughs.

Clearly, what they do touches a chord in more than a few listeners.

Somewhere, he touched a chord in his son.

The book touches a highly sensitive chord .

use

Naturally, one can use such counter-parallelisms in many other ways, using more dissonant-type chords , or a more slender texture.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

strike a chord

A specific element which has struck a chord with community educators is the encouragement to involve parents.

Alison's story is extreme, but many of the things she says will strike a chord with other girls.

Basically, it's something that strikes a chord in the heart.

For a nostalgia that still strikes a chord today, here he is.

I believe that most of the incidents that I have described will strike a chord with the vast majority of black people.

Obviously, their messages have struck a chord among voters in Arizona and New Hampshire.

The plight of Gerald McClellan struck a chord in Jones.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

In a region where infant mortality is high, the argument struck a responsive chord .

In contrast, he provided passages of descending chords for Kostchei.

In writing chords for the harp, the two hands should be kept close together, and the chords well filled in.

Occasionally the chords flow together; a melody seems to be hovering just on the edge.

Our examples have been confined to simple homophonic chords in which all the notes sound together.

The difference between the pairs is whether or not the vocal chords are used in making the sound or not.

This struck a deep chord with me, and I wish we could sit and talk about it.

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