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- (music): cord (dated)
- (UK) IPA(key): /kɔː(ɹ)d/
- (US) enPR: kôrd, IPA(key): /kɔɹd/
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- Homophones: cord, cored (in accents with the horse-hoarse merger)
chord (plural chords)
- (music) A harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously.
- (geometry) A straight line between two points of a curve.
- (engineering) A horizontal member of a truss.
- (aeronautics) The distance between the leading and trailing edge of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow.
- (nautical) An imaginary line from the luff of a sail to its leech.
- (computing) A keyboard shortcut that involves two or more distinct keypresses, such as Ctrl+M followed by P.
- 2005, James Avery, Visual Studio hacks, page 99:
- Ctrl-K is the default first key for chords, but you can create chords using any keys that you want.
- The string of a musical instrument.
- 1667, John Milton, “(please specify the book number)”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
- Instruments that made melodious Chime
Was heard, of Harp and Organ; and who mov'd
Their Stops and Chords was seen
- (anatomy) A cord.
- (graph theory) An edge that is not part of a cycle but connects two vertices of the cycle.
combination of three or more notes
distance of a wing's leading and trailing edges
- (transitive) To write chords for.
- 2003, Dan Levenson, Clawhammer Banjo from Scratch:
- This chording technique works well for learning any tune, but this is the only tune of the set that I will write out completely as a chorded version.
- (music) To accord; to harmonize together.
- This note chords with that one.
- (transitive) To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to tune.