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Definition of "chord" []

  • Music A combination of three or more pitches sounded simultaneously. (noun)
  • Harmony, as of color. (noun)
  • To be in accord; agree. (verb-intransitive)
  • Music To play chords on an instrument. (verb-intransitive)
  • Music To play chords on. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chord" in a sentence
  • "She changed tempo and what she called the chord variations."
  • "He is good on paramusical minutiae – record contracts, PR, style subcultures – but shaky on music itself calling a chord progression a "march tempo"."
  • "Musical group Steel Train plays one chord from a song."