how to pronounce cord


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The above transcription of cord is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

cord is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of cord in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… some cord that you would use to lace at …”

meanings of cord


  1. A long, thin, flexible length of twisted yarns (strands) of fiber (rope, for example); such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.
  2. Dated form of chord: musical sense.
  3. Misspelling of chord: a cross-section measurement of an aircraft wing.
  4. A small flexible electrical conductor composed of wires insulated separately or in bundles and assembled together usually with an outer cover; the electrical cord of a lamp, sweeper ((US) vacuum cleaner), or other appliance.
  5. Any influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord.
  6. A unit of measurement for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 × 4 × 8 feet), composed of logs and/or split logs four feet long and none over eight inches diameter. It is usually seen as a stack four feet high by eight feet long.
  7. Any structure having the appearance of a cord, especially a tendon or nerve.


  1. To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
  2. To tie or fasten with cords.
  3. To furnish with cords.
  4. To flatten a book during binding.

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