chordal

chordal

[kawr-dl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a chord.
2.
of or pertaining to music that is marked principally by vertical harmonic movement rather than by linear polyphony.

Origin:
1610–20; chord2 + -al1

prechordal, adjective
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chord2 (kɔːd)
 
n
1.  concord See discord the simultaneous sounding of a group of musical notes, usually three or more in number
 
vb
2.  (tr) to provide (a melodic line) with chords
 
[C15: short for accord; spelling influenced by chord1]
 
'chordal2
 
adj

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chordal chord·al (kôr'dl)
adj.
Of or relating to a chorda or cord.

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