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chord
used in The Grapes of Wrath

9 uses
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piano chord
Definition
a combination of three or more 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.
    Chapter 17 (86% in)
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.
    Chapter 17 (85% in)
  • Somewhere in the camp a guitar sounded, slow chords, struck without any sequence, practice chords.
    Chapter 20 (86% in)
  • Somewhere in the camp a guitar sounded, slow chords, struck without any sequence, practice chords.
    Chapter 20 (86% in)
  • You can do anything with a harmonica: thin reedy single tone, or chords, or melody with rhythm chords.
    Chapter 23 (54% in)
  • You can do anything with a harmonica: thin reedy single tone, or chords, or melody with rhythm chords.
    Chapter 23 (54% in)
  • Wasn't no bigger'n a bug first time he give me C chord.
    Chapter 23 (63% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 23 (75% in)

There are no more uses of "chord" flagged with this meaning in The Grapes of Wrath.

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  • A boy with a guitar sang the "Down Home Blues,"1 chording delicately for himself, and on his second chorus three harmonicas and a fiddle joined him.
    Chapter 24 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "chord" in The Grapes of Wrath.

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