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chromatic

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noun chro·mat·ic \krō-ˈma-tik\

Definition of chromatic

  1. :  accidental 2

First Known Use of chromatic

1708


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chromatic

adjective chro·mat·ic

Definition of chromatic

  1. 1a :  of or relating to color or color phenomena or sensationsb :  highly colored

  2. 2 :  of or relating to chroma

  3. 3a :  of, relating to, or giving all the tones of the chromatic scaleb :  characterized by frequent use of accidentals

chromatically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

chromaticism

play \-ˈma-tə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

Examples of chromatic in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of chromatic

Greek chrōmatikos, from chrōmat-, chrōma skin, color, modified tone; akin to Greek chrōs color


CHROMATIC Defined for English Language Learners

chromatic

adjective

Definition of chromatic for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

chromatic

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adjective chro·mat·ic \krō-ˈmat-ik\

Medical Definition of chromatic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or characterized by color or color phenomena or sensations chromatic perception chromatic stimuli

  2. 2:  capable of being colored by staining agents chromatic substances



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