Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun chord

2 senses of chord

Sense 1
chord -- (a straight line connecting two points on a curve)
       => straight line -- (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")

Sense 2
chord -- (a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together)
       => note, musical note, tone -- (a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb chord

2 senses of chord

Sense 1
chord -- (play chords on (a string instrument))
       => play -- (perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?")

Sense 2
harmonize, harmonise, chord -- (bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing)
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

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