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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of chord.
  • adj. (of a computer keyboard) Through which input is supplied by pressing a relatively small number of keys in combinations, as though playing chords.


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  • And the snarl of my anger was blended with the snarls of beasts more ancient than the mountains, and the vocal madness of my child hysteria, with all the red of its wrath, was chorded with the insensate, stupid cries of beasts pre-Adamic and pregeologic in time.

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  • DRS is Danzig's first new record in forever, and it's a thick, meaty, hammer-chorded motherf--er, surprisingly catchy, endlessly blastable.

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  • If you set that up as a chorded input device, you wouldn't need a keyboard at all.

    The OpenOffice Mouse - Boing Boing

  • When she chorded the guitar, the whiteness of her palm curved around the neck, and she depressed a bass string just before striking it, then released it, creating a sliding note that resonated inside the sound hole.

    Rain Gods

  • His fingers are still as flexible as ever, generating chorded solos at the octave, and singing at the same time.

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  • There was a small organ in the room and I decided it would be better if there was some music, so my then-wife grabbed her "Greatest Hits of the Phantom of the Opera" and I chorded out and warbled "All I Ask Of You" with her.

    ding dong th' bells

  • He followed this rhetorical question with the same two notes, ritardando, played four quaver chords, then a bar which disrupted one's expectations by the introduction of a rest and a pair of semiquavers, and very shortly broke into cascades of chorded and unchorded semiquavers that left Pelagia open-mouthed.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The chorded harmony of Delvor's second players seemed stronger, but that might have been by compar-ison.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • A single chime, harmonic but harsh, reverberated through her, a chorded chime that only she and Richina and perhaps a handful of players might have heard.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • The tone from the players remained strong and true, and the heavy-chorded harmony from the second players was solid.

    The Shadow Sorceress


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