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Chord, n. Etym: [L chorda a gut, a string made of a gut, Gr. cord. See Cord.]
1. The string of a musical instrument. Milton.
Defn: A combination of tones simultaneously performed, producing more or less perfect harmony, as, the common chord.
Defn: A right line uniting the extremities of the arc of a circle or curve.
Defn: A cord. See Cord, n., 4.
Defn: The upper or lower part of a truss, usually horizontal, resisting compression or tension. Waddell. Accidental, Common, and Vocal chords. See under Accidental, Common, and Vocal.
-- Chord of an arch. See Illust. of Arch. -- Chord of curvature, a chord drawn from any point of a curve, in
the circle of curvature for that point.
-- Scale of chords. See Scale.
chord Chord, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chorded; p. pr. & vb. n. Chording.]
Defn: To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to tune. When Jubal struck the chorded shell. Dryden. Even the solitary old pine tree chords his harp. Beecher.
chord Chord, v. i. (Mus.)
Defn: To accord; to harmonize together; as, this note chords with that.
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