Pronunciation: (kôrd), [key]
1. a feeling or emotion: His story struck a chord of pity in the listeners.
2. Geom.the line segment between two points on a given curve.
3. Engin., Building Trades.a principal member of a truss extending from end to end, usually one of a pair of such members, more or less parallel and connected by a web composed of various compression and tension members.
4. Aeron.a straight line joining the trailing and leading edges of an airfoil section.
5. Anat.cord (def. 6).


Pronunciation: (kôrd), [key]
a combination of usually three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously.

to establish or play a chord or chords for (a particular harmony or song); harmonize or voice: How would you chord that in B flat?

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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