se·​ri·​al·​ist | \ ˈsir-ē-ə-list How to pronounce serialist (audio) \

Definition of serialist

1 : a writer of serials
2 : a composer of serial music

Examples of serialist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The controversy of Schoenberg’s serialist works—the overwhelming reaction to them as ugly, nightmarish, simply unmusical—shows how firmly tonality had come to condition habits of listening. Paul Grimstad, The New Republic, "Can You Measure How Good a Song Is?," 21 June 2018 DiChiera is not a spiky modernist, or a furrowed serialist, or a redundant minimalist, but writes in a neo-romantic idiom. Phillip Larrimore, charlotteobserver, "Opera Carolina doing contemporary ‘Cyrano’ is a bold step. Can it grow?," 4 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of serialist

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Serialist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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