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chord -- as in: piano chord
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  • In her first day learning the guitar, she has learned how to play G major, C major, and D major chords.
  • My father and I would stay up at night and sing some of the songs together as he attempted to work out the chords on his guitar.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • It’s his vocal chords, but it’s not his voice coming out of them.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Thomas knew he’d struck a chord.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • As far as I was concerned, I wrote songs: chords and beats and lyrics, verses and bridges and hooks.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Dissonance and harmonic tension slowly resolved into warm chords—the sound was transcendent.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I moved my hands again and the lute made two chords whispering against each other.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Watching the performers, who spent most of their time practicing on simulators, coax notes and chords out of the relics was like witnessing a resurrection.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • The brass chimes swayed and clanged, picking notes out of the wind and making chords from the dissonance.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She played a chord, then another, added in a few silver notes from her right hand, pushed once on a pedal, and was gone.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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  • It had a pale, bluish tinge and there were marks on its neck where the umbilical chord had strangled it.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • The syllables rolled through his head like a ripple of guitar chords.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • But this fresh anger struck a deeper chord than most of his sudden bursts of frustration.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • By the way he plays the chords I can tell he’s been asked to sing it before.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • The deep, rumbling chords of the song filled Harken Square.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • Piano chords loll in the speaker of the wireless in the guard station, projecting rich blacks and complicated blues down the hall toward the key pound.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • But every time I was awake and trying to remember the melodies consciously, hum a few notes or recall any of the chords, I couldn’t.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • And so in her room at Yetta’s, reminded of the poem again today by those somber chords of Mahler, she decided to go before class began to the Brooklyn College library and browse through the work of this marvelous artificer, whom she also ignorantly conceived to be a man.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The next picture has the same knight only smaller, and underneath him some words, which we sing to the heavy thumping of chords from the unseen piano: I would be true, for there are those who trust me,
    I would be pure, for there are those who care,
    I would be strong, for there is much to suffer,
    I would be brave, for there is much to dare.
    Beside me, in the dark, I hear Grace’s voice going up and up, thin and reedy, like a bird’s.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He plucked a dramatic chord.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Strumming chords on his guitar, he serenaded me while the hostess laid menus on the table.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The velvety, fluent voice struck a chord.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • We had an entire evening to fill, and no matter how we kept steering back to the case or joking how "this wasn’t a date," there was this pull, this bass chord twanging inside me, telling me that this was no time to start anything with anyone, not even handsome and charming Chris Raleigh.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • There you have something—the deep chords beating, beating, while the melody runs on the strings like little footsteps.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • These lashings, like the chords of a stringed instrument, resounded as if vibrated by a violin bow.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Sonya struck the first chord of the prelude.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He strummed chords across the top of my chest, which tickled and made me laugh.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • I wonder if it was Mrs. Harker’s presence which had touched some chord in his memory.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • No. From the ballroom beneath, muffled and suffocating chords were drifting up on hot waves of air.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • So that it seemed as if the slow rhythm of the rising fields had been picked up, stressed, accelerated and broken into the staccato chords of the finale.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • With his instinctive delicacy Edmond had preferred avoiding any touch on this painful chord, and Faria had been equally silent.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Oh! is there no chord in your heart that I can touch!
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • It was a feeling which he had seen before in his mother; but no chord within vibrated to it.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • I think that, henceforth, nothing but some extraordinary jarring of that chord could renew it.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • ’Giuseppe,’ the mother said again, in a soft, broken chord of muted anguish.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Thoth strummed a chord that sounded like the death cry of a sick donkey.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • In many cuentos I had heard the owl was one of the disguises a bruja took, and so it struck a chord of fear in the heart to hear them hooting at night.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Like Arya’s mind, music ran through this one: deep amber-gold chords that throbbed with magisterial melancholy.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • After every two words he gasped and dragged the air over his vocal chords, making a sound like an inverted grunt.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Sometimes it rose to an aching chord that caught the throat, saying this is safety, this is warmth, this is the Whole.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • The word rang through him like the sound of a bell, echoing in the far depths of him, making forgotten chords to vibrate, old shadowy fears to stir—fears of the dark, fears of the void, fears of annihilation.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • At the centre of this chord is the precise point where the final word of the battle was pronounced.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He was bobbing his head as the chords bounced over us.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • When it landed, it unleashed a blast like a power chord on an electric guitar magnified through the world’s largest speakers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • He turned his gaze inward and scrutinized himself to determine what struck the deepest, darkest chords within him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • In the background, he could hear the distorted chords of a country-western song playing on a jukebox and the dull roar of loud conversation.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • There is a mistiness and a chord vibrating in the mist.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • War and marriage and childbirth had passed over her without touching any deep chord within her and she was unchanged.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • See it foam, see it foam, the words played over and over in his mind like a single sick chord on an out-of-tune piano, completing the circuit of his rage.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • All those shrieks, those rapid tumbling barks, the long sustained yells, the tuba sounds, the drumbeat sounds, the low liquid howm howm, the reedy whistles, the thin eeeee’s of a cornet, the unh unh unh bass chords.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
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