(Chop"stick") n. One of two small sticks of wood, ivory, etc., used by the Chinese and Japanese
to convey food to the mouth.
Choragic monument, a building or column built by a victorious choragus for the reception and exhibition
of the tripod which he received as a prize. Those of Lysicrates and Thrasyllus are still to be seen at
(Cho*rag"ic) a. Of or pertaining to a choragus.
(||Cho*ra"gus) n.; pl. Choragi [L., fr. Gr. chorus + to lead.] (Gr. Antiq.) A chorus leader; esp.
one who provided at his own expense and under his own supervision one of the choruses for the musical
contents at Athens.
Choral service, a service of song.
(Cho"ral) a. [LL. choralis, fr. L. chorus. See Chorus.] Of or pertaining to a choir or chorus; singing,
sung, or adapted to be sung, in chorus or harmony.
(Cho"ral), n. (Mus.) A hymn tune; a simple sacred tune, sung in unison by the congregation; as,
the Lutheran chorals. [Sometimes written chorale.]
(Cho"ral*ist) n. A singer or composer of chorals.
(Cho"ral*ly), adv. In the manner of a chorus; adapted to be sung by a choir; in harmony.
(Chord) n. [L chorda a gut, a string made of a gut, Gr. chordh`. In the sense of a string or
small rope, in general, it is written cord. See Cord.]
1. The string of a musical instrument. Milton.
2. (Mus.) A combination of tones simultaneously performed, producing more or less perfect harmony,
as, the common chord.
3. (Geom.) A right line uniting the extremities of the arc of a circle or curve.
4. (Anat.) A cord. See Cord, n., 4.
5. (Engin.) The upper or lower part of a truss, usually horizontal, resisting compression or tension.
Accidental, Common, &and Vocal chords. See under Accidental, Common, and Vocal. Chord
of an arch. See Illust. of Arch. Chord of curvature, a chord drawn from any point of a curve, in
the circle of curvature for that point. Scale of chords. See Scale.
(Chord), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chorded; p. pr. & vb. n. Chording.] To provide with musical
chords or strings; to string; to tune.
When Jubal struck the chorded shell.
Even the solitary old pine tree chords his harp.
(Chord), v. i. (Mus.) To accord; to harmonize together; as, this note chords with that.
||Chorda dorsalis [NL., lit., cord of the back.] (Anat.) See Notochord.
(||Chor"da) n. [NL., fr. L. chorda. See Chord.] (Anat.) A cord.
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