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CHORD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chord mean? 

CHORD (noun)
  The noun CHORD has 2 senses:

1. a straight line connecting two points on a curve
2. a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

  Familiarity information: CHORD used as a noun is rare.


CHORD (verb)
  The verb CHORD has 2 senses:

1. play chords on (a string instrument)
2. bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing

  Familiarity information: CHORD used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHORD (noun)


Sense 1chord [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A straight line connecting two points on a curve

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("chord" is a kind of...):

straight line (a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature)


Sense 2chord [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("chord" is a kind of...):

musical note; note; tone (a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chord"):

arpeggio (a chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously)

sforzando (an accented chord)

common chord; triad (a three-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones)

seventh chord (a triad with a seventh added)


CHORD (verb)


Sense 1chord [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Play chords on (a string instrument)

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "chord" is one way to...):

play (perform music on (a musical instrument))

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2chord [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

chord; harmonise; harmonize

Hypernyms (to "chord" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Domain category:

music ((music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "chord"):

key (regulate the musical pitch of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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