chord

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɔːrd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kɔrd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kôrd)


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chord - cord
These words are both pronounced /kɔːd/.
‘chord’
A chord is a number of musical notes played or sung together to produce a pleasant sound.
He played some random chords.
‘cord’
Cord is strong, thick string. A cord is a piece of this string.
She tied a cord around her box.
A cord is also a length of wire covered with plastic which connects a piece of electrical equipment to an electricity supply.
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