Chord or Cord?

What is the difference between chord and cord?

Chord is 3 or more music notes sounded together. Cord is a rope, bond, or electrical cable.


The noun chord is a musical term that denotes a group of three or more notes sounded together. It is also used in geometry to denote a geometric line segment in a circle.



The noun cord refers to an electrical cable, a rope, or an anatomical structure (e.g., spinal cord, vocal cord).


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