What is chord?

  • (noun): A combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "chord":

  • (verb): Play chords on (a string instrument).
  • (noun): A straight line connecting two points on a curve.
  • (verb): Bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing.
    Synonyms: harmonize, harmonise

Famous quotes containing the word chord:

    Love took up the glass of Time, and turned it in his glowing hands;
    Every moment, lightly shaken, ran itself in golden sands.
    Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with
    might;
    Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    The notes, random
    From tuning, wander into the heat
    Like a new insect chirping in the scrub,
    Untired at noon. A chord gathers and spills....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    Give me the keys. I feel for the common chord again,
    Sliding by semi-tones till I sink to a minor,—yes,
    And I blunt it into a ninth, and I stand on alien ground,
    Surveying a while the heights I rolled from into the deep;
    Which, hark, I have dared and done, for my resting-place is found,
    The C Major of this life: so, now I will try to sleep.
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)