Meaning of CHORD in English


chord 1

— chorded , adj.

/kawrd/ , n.

1. a feeling or emotion: His story struck a chord of pity in the listeners.

2. Geom. the line segment between two points on a given curve.

3. Engin. , Building Trades. a principal member of a truss extending from end to end, usually one of a pair of such members, more or less parallel and connected by a web composed of various compression and tension members.

4. Aeron. a straight line joining the trailing and leading edges of an airfoil section.

5. Anat. cord (def. 6).

[ 1350-1400; ME chorda chordé gut, string; r. CORD in senses given ]

chord 2

/kawrd/ , n.

1. a combination of usually three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously.


2. to establish or play a chord or chords for (a particular harmony or song); harmonize or voice: How would you chord that in B flat?

[ 1350-1400; earlier cord, ME, short for ACCORD; ch- from CHORD 1 ]

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