chord /ˈkɔrd/ 名詞
1. The string of a musical instrument.
2. Mus. A combination of tones simultaneously performed, producing more or less perfect harmony, as, the common chord.
3. Geom. A right line uniting the extremities of the arc of a circle or curve.
4. Anat. A cord. See Cord, n., 4.
5. Engin. The upper or lower part of a truss, usually horizontal, resisting compression or tension.
Accidental, Common, ∧ 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, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chorded; p. pr. & vb. n. Chording.] 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, v. i. Mus. To accord; to harmonize together; as, this note chords with that.
n 1: a straight line connecting two points on a curve
2: a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously
when sounded together
v 1: play chords on (a string instrument)
2: bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music
or singing [syn: harmonize, harmonise]