chromatic

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1chro·mat·ic

noun \krō-ˈma-tik\

Definition of CHROMATIC

:  accidental 2

First Known Use of CHROMATIC

1708

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

2chromatic

adjective

music : of or relating to a musical scale that has all semitones

Full Definition of CHROMATIC

1
a :  of or relating to color or color phenomena or sensations
b :  highly colored
2
:  of or relating to chroma
3
a :  of, relating to, or giving all the tones of the chromatic scale
b :  characterized by frequent use of accidentals
chro·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
chro·mat·i·cism \-ˈma-tə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

Examples of CHROMATIC

  1. <the strikingly chromatic paintings of Matisse and the other Fauvists>

Origin of CHROMATIC

Greek chrōmatikos, from chrōmat-, chrōma skin, color, modified tone; akin to Greek chrōs color
First Known Use: 1630

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

chro·mat·ic

adjective \krō-ˈmat-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHROMATIC

1
: of, relating to, or characterized by color or color phenomena or sensations <chromatic perception> <chromatic stimuli>
2
: capable of being colored by staining agents <chromatic substances>

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