strike the chord

strike the chord


  • strike the note
  • touch the chord
  • touch the note


  • to trigger a strong memory or feeling based on which there can be a mutual interest
  • to create an emotional response to something or a situation
  • to have mutual and common connection (usually emotional)
  • to be relevant or familiar with something

Example Sentences

  1. The two immediately struck a note basis the fact that they follow the same faith. This has led to a beautiful marriage and a lifelong companionship.
  2. I usually cannot strike a chord with everybody but knowing that it can lead to some serious business opportunities, I can give it a shot.
  3. This sonnet strikes the notes that immediately brings all those who have been affected by the tsunami in tears.
  4. He and I struck a chord with a tele series that both of us had been following back at the time. We never knew that our relationship could blossom so much in the course of four years.
  5. I hope that my lecture has struck a note and that you will be able to use at least some of the lessons in real life outside this university.
  6. He kept looking at her and wondering if there were something that can help him strike a chord and help him talk to her.
  7. That poem touch the chord in all those affected by the natural disasters.


The phrase originates from the 1800's from medieval times in England with the monarchy and court entertainment in high profile.

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