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English noun: chord

1. chord (shape) a straight line connecting two points on a curve

Broader (hypernym)straight line

2. chord (communication) a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

Broader (hypernym)musical note, note, tone

Narrower (hyponym)arpeggio, common chord, seventh chord, sforzando, triad

English verb: chord

1. chord (creation) play chords on (a string instrument)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)play

Domain categorymusic

2. chord (change) bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing

Synonymsharmonise, harmonize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)key

Domain categorymusic

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