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STRIKE A CHORD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does strike a chord mean? 

STRIKE A CHORD (verb)
  The verb STRIKE A CHORD has 3 senses:

1. create an emotional response
2. refer to or be relevant or familiar to
3. evoke a reaction, response, or emotion

  Familiarity information: STRIKE A CHORD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STRIKE A CHORD (verb)


Sense 1strike a chord [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create an emotional response

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

The music struck a chord with the listeners

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

come across; resonate (be received or understood)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2strike a chord [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refer to or be relevant or familiar to

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

hit home; strike a note; strike home; strike a chord

Context example:

I hope this message hits home!

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

affect; impress; move; strike (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3strike a chord [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Evoke a reaction, response, or emotion

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

touch a chord; strike a chord

Context examples:

this writer strikes a chord with young women / The storyteller touched a chord

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

arouse; elicit; enkindle; evoke; fire; kindle; provoke; raise (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses))

Sentence frames:

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


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