Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a chord (straight line connecting points of a curve).
  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a chord (musical notes played simultaneously).

Etymologies

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chord +‎ -like

Examples

  • It was the first music she had ever heard, "except whistlin '," but there had been a great deal of "whistlin '" about the cabin up Lone River; whistling of robins in spring -- nothing sweeter -- the chordlike whistlings of thrush and vireo after sunset, that bubbling "mar-guer-ite" with which the blackbirds woo, and the light diminuendo with which the bluebird caressed the air after an April flight.

    The Branding Iron

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