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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Thousands of members of the public voted online for Strike a Chord to pick up the prestigious People's Choice gong at the Epic Awards last month.
When you assemble exactly the correct number of parts to perform the task, no more and no less, you strike a chord that resonates.
And it is not just the pupils who are hoping to strike a chord with each other - teacher Gwen Albrow is also learning to play an instrument.