toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

chord
used in The House of the Seven Gables

4 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • Human finger was hardly known to have touched its chords since the days of Alice Pyncheon, who had learned the sweet accomplishment of melody in Europe.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (22% in)
  • It was a moment of great peril; for,—despite the traditionary awe that had gathered over this instrument of music, and the dirges which spiritual fingers were said to play on it,—the devoted sister had solemn thoughts of thrumming on its chords for Clifford's benefit, and accompanying the performance with her voice.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (19% in)
  • Either it was one of those up-quivering flashes of the spirit, to which minds in an abnormal state are liable, or else the artist had subtly touched some chord that made musical vibration.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (93% in)
  • But it was, perhaps, proof of the agency of other than spiritual fingers, that, after a few touches, the chords seemed to snap asunder with their own vibrations, and the music ceased.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (14% in)

There are no more uses of "chord" in The House of the Seven Gables.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia ArticleYouTube