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 for Chord
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chord \Chord\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chorded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to
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           When Jubal struck the chorded shell.     --Dryden.
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           Even the solitary old pine tree chords his harp.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chord \Chord\, v. i. (Mus.)
     To accord; to harmonize together; as, this note chords with
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chord \Chord\ (k[^o]rd), n. [L chorda a gut, a string made of a
     gut, Gr. chordh`. In the sense of a string or small rope, in
     general, it is written cord. See Cord.]
     1. The string of a musical instrument. --Milton.
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     2. (Mus.) A combination of tones simultaneously performed,
        producing more or less perfect harmony, as, the common
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     3. (Geom.) A right line uniting the extremities of the arc of
        a circle or curve.
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     4. (Anat.) A cord. See Cord, n., 4.
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     5. (Engin.) The upper or lower part of a truss, usually
        horizontal, resisting compression or tension. --Waddell.
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     Accidental, Common, & Vocal chords. See under
        Accidental, Common, and Vocal.
     Chord of an arch. See Illust. of Arch.
     Chord of curvature, a chord drawn from any point of a
        curve, in the circle of curvature for that point.
     Scale of chords. See Scale.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a straight line connecting two points on a curve
      2: a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously
         when sounded together
      v 1: play chords on (a string instrument)
      2: bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music
         or singing [syn: harmonize, harmonise, chord]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  98 Moby Thesaurus words for "chord":
     accompany, accord, air line, arpeggio, assonate, atone, attune,
     axis, be harmonious, be in tune, beeline, blend, broken chord,
     caring, catgut, chime, common chord, concento, concern, concertize,
     concord, consonant chord, diagonal, diameter,
     diminished seventh chord, direct line, directrix, do,
     dominant chord, echo, edge, empathy, enharmonic, execute,
     fellow feeling, fiddlestring, great-circle course, harmonize,
     horsehair, identification, interpret, involvement, major triad,
     make music, melodize, minor chord, musicalize, normal,
     nylon string, pathos, perform, perpendicular, play, play by ear,
     put in tune, radius, radius vector, relating, render, response,
     responsiveness, right line, secant, segment, seventh chord,
     sharing, shortcut, side, sixth chord, sound in tune,
     sound together, steel string, straight, straight course,
     straight line, straight stretch, straightaway, streamline, string,
     sympathetic chord, sympathetic response, sympathy, symphonize,
     synchronize, tangent, tone down, tone up, tonic triad, transversal,
     triad, tune, tune up, unbroken chord, vector, vibes, vibrations,
     voice, wound string

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