Definition of 'chord'
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You show each other some chords and you play. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why do such stories strike so powerful a chord? Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can write a song with just three chords. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The first chord was played two years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Penn strikes powerful emotional chords with these characters. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There was one period when he would just play the same three chords on the guitar. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Master these four chords and play thousands of songs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He needs to learn three chords on the guitar and write a tune. The Sun (2008)It was as if his vocal chords were being played at the wrong speed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The honours arrived like a power chord at the end of a fading guitar solo and took them both by surprise. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You can't have that many chords and time signatures in a show and be tasteful. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The song One struck an emotional chord with the crowd. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We caught each other's eye again in the mirror and smiled as the chords changed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They stick to three chords; we like to expand it a bit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I played it and learned it and changed the chords round a little bit. The Sun (2008)I always down write lyrics and chord changes. The Sun (2006)A wonderful song with a beautiful melody and dreamlike chord changes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But that is not to say that public poetry is inevitably worthless, that it cannot strike a chord at the time it is written. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Do you try to record it from a keyboard, or write out top lines and chord symbols in pencil before filling in the full score? The Secrets of Musical Confidence (1994)Out of the eerie, swirling opening chords a distinctive descending tune emerges, plucked on an acoustic guitar. Times, Sunday Times (2016) One struck a chord. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But I struck one chord of music like the sound of a great Amen. Times, Sunday Times (2012)American viewers - the modern media landscape is too fragmented for that - but there is cautious optimism that it will still strike a powerful chord. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'chord'
British English: chord NOUN
A chord is a number of musical notes played or sung at the same time with a pleasing effect.
I could play a few chords on the guitar.
Definition of chord from the Collins English Dictionary
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