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power chord

A chord commonly used in rock music that combines a root (a low note that forms the foundation of a chord) and its fifth (a note that is five notes higher than the root on the scale). A: "When do you want me to come in?" B: "Why don't you hit that power chord, and we'll go into the chorus from there."
See also: chord, power

strike a chord (with someone)

To elicit or trigger a strong emotional response to something; to be very poignant. Thank you for speaking, your words really struck a chord. The film still strikes a chord with younger audiences, even after all these years.
See also: chord, strike

hit the right chord

To be perfectly suitable for a particular situation or circumstance; to get it exactly right. The commercial hit the right chord with its target audience, and was one of the most highly rated spots of the year. It's tricky trying to hit the right chord during a job interview, when you're trying to sell yourself while remaining relatable.
See also: chord, hit, right

strike the right chord

To be perfectly suitable for a particular situation or circumstance; to get something exactly right. The commercial struck the right chord with its target audience, and was one of the most highly rated spots of the year. It's tricky trying to strike the right chord during a job interview, when you're trying to sell yourself while remaining relatable.
See also: chord, right, strike

touch a chord (with someone)

To elicit or trigger a strong emotional response to something; to be very poignant. Thank you for speaking, your words really touched a chord with me. The film still touches a chord with younger audiences, even after all these years. In my opinion, nothing touches a chord quite the same way music does.
See also: chord, touch

strike a chord (with someone)

Fig. to cause someone to remember something; to remind someone of something; to be familiar. The woman in the portrait struck a chord with me, and I realized that it was my grandmother. His name strikes a chord, but I don't know why.
See also: chord, strike

strike a chord

Trigger a feeling or memory, as in That poem strikes a chord in all those touched by the Holocaust. This term alludes to striking the strings or keys of a musical instrument. [First half of 1800s] Also see strike the right note.
See also: chord, strike

strike a chord

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touch a chord

COMMON If something strikes a chord or touches a chord, it makes you respond in an emotional way, usually because you understand and identify with it. The case has shocked America and struck a chord with every parent of a young child. Little wonder that the play touched such a responsive chord in the hearts of both the young and the old.
See also: chord, strike

strike (or touch) a chord

say or do something which affects or stirs the emotions of others.
See also: chord, strike

strike (or touch) the right chord

skilfully appeal to or arouse a particular emotion in others.
See also: chord, right, strike

strike/touch a ˈchord (with somebody)

say or do something which speaks directly to somebody’s emotions or memories: His war poetry struck a chord with people who remembered that period.
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In Figure 5, the variation in both blade taper and blade root chord is shown.
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"You make it up based on the chord progressions." I might as well have asked her to juggle three bowling balls.
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Both English Heritage and MOSI claim there are viable alternatives which won't sever the museum from the mainline and they are not opposed to the Ordsall Chord in principle.
As a celebration of its 20th anniversary in the musician assistance business, Ron Greene is providing the musical instrument player with a Free 'Musicians Note and Chord Guide' booklet (pdf downloadable), which includes; Key Signatures and the Circles of Fifths, how to play chords in accompaniment, playing chord extensions, melody and lead notes, scale references, and much more.
Known as the North Chord, the PS28.3 million project involves just under a mile of track to join up the rail route from Felixstowe with the West Coast Main Line and allow freight trains to travel through Nuneaton station without affecting passenger services.
Section B begins with a low drone in horn 4, over which the other horns play--muted--a smooth, soft, repeating four bar chord progression.
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These linear traverse lines intersect the volumetric air voids on the face of the concrete sample, and the length of each chord between the sides of an intersected air void is measured.