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chord1 British & World English

A group of (typically three or more) notes sounded together, as a basis of harmony

chord2 British & World English

A straight line joining the ends of an arc

chord line British & World English

A railway route across the outer parts of an urban area

broken chord British & World English

A chord in which the notes are played successively

common chord British & World English

A triad containing a root, a major or minor third, and a perfect fifth

strike a chord British & World English

Cause someone to feel sympathy, emotion, or enthusiasm

strike the right chord British & World English

Skilfully appeal to or arouse a particular emotion in others

strike a chord in chord2 British & World English

Cause someone to feel sympathy, emotion, or enthusiasm

strike the right chord in chord2 British & World English

Skilfully appeal to or arouse a particular emotion in others

strike or touch a chord in chord2 British & World English

Cause someone to feel sympathy, emotion, or enthusiasm

diminished seventh chord in diminished seventh British & World English

A chord formed by a note together with those above it at intervals of a minor third, a diminished fifth, and a diminished seventh. The resulting chord consists entirely of superimposed minor thirds, and is much used in modern music in modulating between keys

strike or touch the right chord in chord2 British & World English

Skilfully appeal to or arouse a particular emotion in others


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