twelve-tone

adjective
\ ˈtwelv-ˈtōn How to pronounce twelve-tone (audio) \

Definition of twelve-tone

: of, relating to, or being serial music utilizing the 12 chromatic tones

First Known Use of twelve-tone

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Twelve-tone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twelve-tone. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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