More definitions of "chord":
- (verb): Play chords on (a string instrument).
- (noun): A straight line connecting two points on a curve.
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
Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight.”
—Alfred Tennyson (18091892)
“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 (19221986)
“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 (18121889)