Definition of broken chord in English:

Share this entry

broken chord

Pronunciation: /ˈbrōkən kô(ə)rd/

noun

[usually as modifier] Music
A chord in which the notes are played successively: the second entry is a straight broken-chord figure
More example sentences
  • Some hymns have a walking bass line, and almost all have arpeggio and broken-chord patterns.
  • Consequently, within almost all of the sonatas there is a wide spectrum of approaches to the keyboard, from strict imitation to the standard classical melody with broken-chord accompaniment.
  • There is no trace in their solo sections of the violinistic broken-chord figuration found in the overture.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.