Definition of Touch a chord
1. Verb. Evoke a reaction, response, or emotion. "The storyteller touched a chord"
Generic synonyms: Arouse, Elicit, Enkindle, Evoke, Fire, Kindle, Provoke, Raise
Lexicographical Neighbors of Touch A Chord
Literary usage of Touch a chord
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Noctes Ambrosianæ by John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn, John Gibson Lockhart (1866)
"... but akin to the elements o' our native regions on the blue cloudless You touch a chord, James — you do indeed — you touch a chord - Shepherd. ..."
2. Noctes Ambrosianæ by John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn, John Gibson Lockhart (1866)
"You touch a chord, James—you do indeed—you touch a chord Shepherd. Should a' be delusion—a glamour flung ower us by a celestial but deceitful spirit—felt ..."
3. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1904)
"It seems to touch a chord in the nature of all women, but the chord vibrates most in the nature of some men. At its dullest the sensation is not greatly ..."