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Synonyms for chord

a straight line connecting two points on a curve

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

play chords on (a string instrument)

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

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Those chords give the fifth and the octave," said Mr.
The sledge, shortening this route, took a chord of the arc described by the railway.
Oh, how that chord vibrated, and how moved was something that was finest in Rostov's soul
Guppy's perplexing way with boastful misery to tempt his particular friends into this subject, and the moment they touch it, to turn on them with that trenchant severity about the chords in the human mind, both Mr.
Guppy explaining that he would terminate his little entertainment by standing treat at the play but that there are chords in the human mind which would render it a hollow mockery.
Once the chords began to buckle, there were thousands of tons of ironwork, all riveted together and lying in midair without support.
He gave his blessing, and then, while the solemn chords again issued from the harmonium behind the curtain, the different people began scraping and fumbling and moving very awkwardly and consciously towards the door.
Duty, gratitude, interest, ambition itself, are the chords by which they will be bound to fidelity and sympathy with the great mass of the people.
As he went on I felt as if my soul were grappling with a palpable enemy; one by one the various keys were touched which formed the mechanism of my being; chord after chord was sounded, and soon my mind was filled with one thought, one conception, one purpose.
The suggestion struck upon the chord of early associations already vibrating in my mind.
At either end of the scale are notes that stir no chord of that imperfect instrument, the human ear.
Perhaps I shall say even the last sentence, if I can remember it: `We sound every chord in the great mac-ro-cosm of satisfaction.
Possibly, some people might suspect him of a degree of under-bred pride; I have a sympathetic chord within that tells me it is nothing of the sort: I know, by instinct, his reserve springs from an aversion to showy displays of feeling - to manifestations of mutual kindliness.
Under this powerful pressure, the hull of the Nautilus quivered like a sonorous chord and sank regularly under the water.
What sensitive chord had I ignorantly touched, when my lips touched her hand?