Strike a chord

Definition

To evoke an emotional response in someone or to make a connection to something familiar.

Examples

The singer’s voice struck a chord with the audience.

His words struck a chord with my own experience.

The story of her struggles struck a chord with me.

His speech struck a chord with the entire room.

His message struck a chord with many people.

Origin

The origin of this phrase is believed to come from the idea of a chord in music, where multiple notes are played together to create a recognizable sound.

FAQs

Q

What does it mean to ‘strike a chord’?

A

To ‘strike a chord’ means to evoke an emotional response in someone or to make a connection to something familiar.