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 Meanings and Examples of CHORD
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chord
 n.  combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
Classic Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  War and marriage and childbirth had passed over her without touching any deep chord within her and she was unchanged.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  The appeal of her helplessness touched in him, as it always did, a latent chord of inclination.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
3  It was a feeling which he had seen before in his mother; but no chord within vibrated to it.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
4  Therefore, if it had depended upon me to touch the prevailing chord among them with any skill, I should have made a poor hand of it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
5  There was always something in her modest voice that seemed to touch a chord within me, answering to that sound alone.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
6  The phrase and the day and the scene harmonized in a chord.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
7  His words seemed to have struck some deep chord in his own nature.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
8  At the centre of this chord is the precise point where the final word of the battle was pronounced.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—A
9  He felt the plucking at the strange chord.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I—A DRINKER IS A BABBLER
10  With his instinctive delicacy Edmond had preferred avoiding any touch on this painful chord, and Faria had been equally silent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
11  But in spite of their efforts to be as cheery as larks, the flutelike voices did not seem to chord as well as usual, and all felt out of tune.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
12  Sonya struck the first chord of the prelude.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER XV
13  As Tom took up the receiver the compressed heat exploded into sound and we were listening to the portentous chords of Mendelssohn's Wedding March from the ballroom below.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
14  From the ballroom beneath, muffled and suffocating chords were drifting up on hot waves of air.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
15  He looked at the back of the seat, as if he were addressing himself to that; and softly played upon it with his hands, as if he were striking chords upon a dumb piano.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
Example Sentence:
1  His views, and those of many of his counterparts in other European countries, may be unpalatable to the liberal political mainstream, but they clearly struck a chord among a portion of the population which is increasingly unsettled by the growing number of immigrants to Europe.
2  A chord consisting of a root with its third, seventh, and ninth.
3  Many of the things she says will strike a chord with other young women.
4  The party's policy on childcare facilities has struck a responsive chord with women voters.
5  Composer Charles Ives often used dissonance clashing or unresolved chords for special effects in his musical works.