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Definition of chord:

  1. A combination of tones simultaneously performed, producing more or less perfect harmony, as, the common chord.
  2. A cord. See Cord, n., 4.
  3. A right line uniting the extremities of the arc of a circle or curve.
  4. The string of a musical instrument.
  5. The upper or lower part of a truss, usually horizontal, resisting compression or tension.
  6. To accord; to harmonize together; as, this note chords with that.
  7. To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to tune.


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