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struck a chord

struck a chord

Date: Nov 09 2006


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I just think that dancing is fun… It’s incredibly, incredibly entertaining to watch. It’s struck a chord.”

Ne-Yo talking about his role in Save the Last Dance 2, which aired on MTV.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

caused a response; was easy to relate to; resonated

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

When Ne-Yo is talking about dancing, he is saying that dancing is something that feels right to him. He feels like dancing is a part of who he is, and a part of who he should be.

When we discover something we are naturally good at, or find something we feel passionate about we can say it struck a chord. For example, if you see a documentary about global warming that motivates you to volunteer for Greenpeace, you could say that the documentary struck a chord. It moved you. It made you realize you were passionate about the environment.

You can also use this expression to say that you can relate to something or someone. If you meet someone who has had a similar childhood to yours, that person’s childhood stories may “strike a chord” with you. You can relate to that person.

Sometimes people use this expression to say that they like something. If you like Green Day, you could say, “Green Day’s song American Idiot really struck a chord with me.”


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“The lyrics to that song really struck a chord with me. I know exactly what he means.”

“That movie really struck a chord with me. The story reminded me of my childhood. I totally started crying!”


“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to be a writer. Writing has always struck a chord with me.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

hanhancan it means that dance touch his innermost,interested somebody
by hanhancan
I guess it means that's great and excellent.
by ecirbs
hossein99 evoke a reaction, response, or emotion
by hossein99
just as he says dancing is very amazing, even dancing can equal entirely his heart and soul.
by bangbang0909
something take you from you place you fill you can dance too
by umutete
It's struck a chord means it offers us sympathy, good impression, good feeling...
by thuhuong
Y.Furu to do or to say what people feel is familiar
by Y.Furu
aris35 it means that dancing is very pleasant
by aris35
I think it means dancing can easily raise his good feelings or happiness.
by KYYeong
means "sympathize or identify with" that incredible dancing
by susanchou0729
Belizza Create an emotional response Refer to or be relevant or familiar to Evoke a reaction, response, or emotion
by Belizza
To remind someone of something
by mrgiba
dirtygomez Something seems familiar to you or to realize that something is connected to you in some way.
by dirtygomez
do something that make people enthusiasm and motivate them
by f22storm2
It's an emotional response. for example: His lovely way of being struck a chord inside her heart
by Viola

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