twelve-tone
adjective Date: 1926 of, relating to, or being serial music utilizing the 12 chromatic tones

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  • twelve-tone — twelve′ tone adj. mad of, pertaining to, or being music based on the twelve tone row • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • twelve-tone — [twelv′tōn′] adj. Music designating or of a system or technique of serial composition, developed by Arnold Schönberg, in which the twelve tones of the chromatic scale are arranged into some arbitrary, fixed succession ( tone row) which then forms …   English World dictionary

  • twelve-tone — /twelv tohn /, adj. Music. 1. based on or incorporating the twelve tone technique: twelve tone music. 2. using or advocating the twelve tone technique: a twelve tone composer. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • twelve-tone — /ˈtwɛlv toʊn/ (say twelv tohn) adjective based on or incorporating the twelve tone technique. Also, twelve note …   Australian English dictionary

  • twelve-tone — adj. Twelve tone is used with these nouns: ↑music …   Collocations dictionary

  • twelve-tone — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : of or relating to music based on the 12 chromatic tones of the octave used in any chosen order without regard for the major minor system twelve tone technique of composition …   Useful english dictionary

  • twelve-tone music — англ. [твэлв то/ун мью/зик] twelve tone technique [твэлв то/ун тэ/кник] додекафония …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • twelve-tone technique — twelve tone music англ. [твэлв то/ун мью/зик] twelve tone technique [твэлв то/ун тэ/кник] додекафония …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • twelve-tone row — twelve′ tone row′ [[t]roʊ[/t]] n. mad the 12 chromatic tones of the octave arranged by a composer in a particular sequence and used more or less as the fixed melodic and harmonic basis for a piece • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Twelve-tone technique — Arnold Schoenberg, the inventor of Twelve tone technique …   Wikipedia

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