The definition of a chord is a group of musical notes, usually three or more notes, played together to create harmony.(noun)
The musical notes A, C and E played together simultaneously is an example of a chord.
See chord in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered (infl. by L chorda) < cord
Origin: altered (infl. by L chorda) < ME cord, aphetic < accord, accord
intransitive verb, transitive verb
See chord in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration (influenced by chord, musical instrument string)
Origin: of Middle English cord
Origin: , from accord, agreement
Origin: , from Old French acorde
Origin: , from acorder, to agree; see accord.
Origin: Alteration of cord.
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