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chord

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Definition a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • In her first day learning the guitar, she has learned how to play G major, C major, and D major chords.
  • Its tremendous chords held all the sorrow and all the strength of the people of the city.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • chords = notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • 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
  • chords = a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • The deep, rumbling chords of the song filled Harken Square.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • chords = notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • Wasn't no bigger'n a bug first time he give me C chord.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • chord = a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • You can do anything with a harmonica: thin reedy single tone, or chords, or melody with rhythm chords.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • chords = a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • You can do anything with a harmonica: thin reedy single tone, or chords, or melody with rhythm chords.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • chords = a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • Somewhere in the camp a guitar sounded, slow chords, struck without any sequence, practice chords.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • chords = a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • Somewhere in the camp a guitar sounded, slow chords, struck without any sequence, practice chords.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • chords = a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • Many men can chord a guitar, but perhaps this man was a picker.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • chord = a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • Playing a reel and tapping out the tune, and the big deep strings of the guitar beating like a heart, and the harmonica's sharp chords and the skirl and squeal of the fiddle.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • chords = a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • Like Arya's mind, music ran through this one: deep amber-gold chords that throbbed with magisterial melancholy.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The harmonica knocked teeth, wheezing, Dad hocked forth great chords of squeeze-eyed hilarity, turning in a circle, jumping up to kick his heels.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • In the distance, Bryan heard a few hesitant, amateur guitar chords.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • The low voice, deep, sweet as an old chord, faltered and broke and failed.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • I have felt the vibration of chords in your nature that I have continually felt the want of in his.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Do what he would, the chord of eagerness vibrated.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Now Kurt's playing an experimental chord.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • It was as if Dinah had put her hands unawares on a vibrating chord.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Yet, ironically, something Mr. Bourne said struck a chord with this court.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart

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