Decachord

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Decachord An ancient Greek musical instrument of ten strings, resembling the harp.
    • Decachord Something consisting of ten parts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n decachord A musical instrument with ten strings; specifically, an obsolete French musical instrument of the guitar class having ten strings.
    • n decachord Something consisting of ten parts; a bundle consisting of ten things bound, as it were, together.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Decachord dek′a-kord an ancient musical instrument with ten strings: anything having ten parts.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. deka`chordos tenstringed; de`ka ten + chordj` a string
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. dekachordosdeka, ten, and chordē, a string.

Usage

In poetry:

A voice would sound the decachords above,
Deadening the music of the Living Land—
Thou madest, Thou knowest, Thou wilt understand,
And stay me with the Apples of Thy love.
"Christ, For Whose Only Love I Keep" by Digby Mackworth Dolben