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chromatic scale

noun

Definition of chromatic scale

  1. :  a musical scale consisting entirely of half steps



Circa 1789

First Known Use of chromatic scale

circa 1789


CHROMATIC SCALE Defined for Kids

chromatic scale

noun chro·mat·ic scale \krō-ˈma-tik-\

Definition of chromatic scale for Students

  1. :  a musical scale that has all half steps




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