how to pronounce cord


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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.

cord frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word cord occurs in english on average 9.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cord can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cord can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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