strike a chord

Definitions of strike a chord
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v create an emotional response

“The music struck a chord with the listeners”
Type of:
come across, resonate
be received or understood

v evoke a reaction, response, or emotion

“this writer strikes a chord with young women”
Synonyms:
touch a chord
Type of:
arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

v refer to or be relevant or familiar to

Synonyms:
hit home, strike a note, strike home
Type of:
affect, impress, move, strike
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

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