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chord
used in The Magic Mountain

7 uses
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Definition
a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  • Muted chords of a chorale drifted toward him; a march followed after a brief pause.
    3.1 - The Shadow of Respectability (23% in)
  • Even polar explorers lay in a good supply of smokes to get them over their hardships—that's always struck a sympathetic chord in me whenever I've read about it.
    3.3 - Teasing/Viaticum/Interrupted Merriment (16% in)
  • It would be the same as if someone took the harebrained notion of holding a single note or chord for hours on end—and called it music.
    7.1 - A Stroll by the Shore (2% in)
  • "My heart is yours," he assured her in trite, but tenderest excess, using that same melodic phrase again; now he moved up the scale to the sixth to add, "And I am eternally yours," then let his voice sink ten intervals and in great agitation confessed, "Carmen, I love you"— the last few notes agonizingly sustained above shifting harmonies, before the "you" with its grace note finally resolved the chord.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (74% in)
  • And by "you" he meant his dear sister; but all the same it touched Hans Castorp to the depths of his soul, and those emotions lasted to the very end, when the brave fellow inside there sang above the massive chords of a chorale: O Lord of heaven, hear my prayer, Take Marguerite into Thy tender care.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (79% in)
  • And to the chords of a chorale, a male voice began to sing, "And now since I must leave—"
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (94% in)
  • The record had come to an end, the last chords of brass had died away.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (95% in)

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