strike a chord


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Verb1.strike a chord - create an emotional responsestrike a chord - create an emotional response; "The music struck a chord with the listeners"
resonate, come across - be received or understood
2.strike a chord - refer to or be relevant or familiar tostrike a chord - refer to or be relevant or familiar to; "I hope this message hits home!"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
3.strike a chord - evoke a reaction, response, or emotionstrike a chord - evoke a reaction, response, or emotion; "this writer strikes a chord with young women"; "The storyteller touched a chord"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
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The pair quickly began churning out originals that would strike a chord around the world.