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Definition 1: a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together - [noun denoting communication]

(chord is a kind of ...) a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

"the singer held the note too long"

(... is a kind of chord ) a chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously

(... is a kind of chord ) an accented chord

(... is a kind of chord ) a three-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones

(... is a kind of chord ) a triad with a seventh added

Definition 2: a straight line connecting two points on a curve - [noun denoting shape]

(chord is a kind of ...) a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature

"the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"

Definition 3: bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing - [verb of change]

Synonyms for chord in the sense of this definition

(chord is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of chord ) regulate the musical pitch of

(chord belongs to category ...) (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)

Definition 4: play chords on (a stringed instrument) - [verb of creation]

(chord is a kind of ...) perform music on (a musical instrument)

"He plays the flute" "Can you play on this old recorder?"

(chord belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

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