power chord

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaʊə(ɹ) ˈkɔɹd/

Homophone: power cord

Noun[edit]

power chord (plural power chords)

  1. (idiomatic) A chord or combination of notes used in rock music and typically selected to sound good at high volume and high levels of distortion. Power chords make extensive use of intervals such as open fourths and fifths.