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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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Alexander, still standing at the end of the river span, saw the lower chord of the cantilever arm give a little, like an elbow bending.
You say that you believe the lower chords are showing strain, and that even the workmen have been talking about it, and yet you've gone on adding weight.
These words made a thousand chords vibrate in the heart of D'Artagnan, which he had never felt before.
There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.
There was a primeval piano in his sitting-room, and on the second morning it suited his mood to sit down at this and sing 'Asthore', the fruity pathos of which ballad appealed to him strongly at this time, accompanying himself by an ingenious arrangement in three chords.
There was a great deal more clapping when she finished, and when this was over, as an encore, she gave a piece which imitated the sea; there were little trills to represent the lapping waves and thundering chords, with the loud pedal down, to suggest a storm.
As the congregation entered they were met by mild sweet chords issuing from a harmonium, where Miss Willett, concealed from view by a baize curtain, struck emphatic chords with uncertain fingers.
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.
So with crashing of chords and thunder of melody the act went on.
Nalasu, in teaching him the whiff-whuff language, deliberately had gone into the intelligence of him; but Villa, unwitting of what she was doing, went into the heart of him, and into the heart of his heredity, touching the profoundest chords of ancient memories and making them respond.
Fentolin is in a strange humour," she went on, a moment later, after she had struck the final chords of her song.
The strained chords snapped, sobs and tears of joy which he had never foreseen rose up with such violence that his whole body shook, that for long they prevented him from speaking.
I have felt the vibration of chords in your nature that I have continually felt the want of in his.
There are chords in the human heart--strange, varying strings--which are only struck by accident; which will remain mute and senseless to appeals the most passionate and earnest, and respond at last to the slightest casual touch.
Containing intermediate piano arrangements for beloved sacred songs with guitar chords noted, "22 Sacred Gems" is a boon to contemporary Christian worship service music.