chromaticism
noun see chromatic II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • chromaticism — noun a) the quality or state of being chromatic excessive chromaticism means excessive increase in harmonic tension Mosco Carner b) the act or action of chromaticizing: the use of chromatic notes or tones (contrasted with diatonicism) …   Wiktionary

  • chromaticism —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷əˌsizəm noun ( s) 1. : the quality or state of being chromatic 2. a. : the act or action of chromaticizing : the use of chromatic notes or tones excessive chromaticism means excessi …   Useful english dictionary

  • chromaticism — n. use of the chromatic scale (Music) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chromaticism — chro·mat·i·cism …   English syllables

  • chromaticism — chro•mat•i•cism [[t]kroʊˈmæt əˌsɪz əm, krə [/t]] n. mad chromatic musical style • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • chromaticism — /krəˈmætəsɪzəm/ (say kruh matuhsizuhm) noun Music the extending of the diatonic style of composition to include all the semitones of the scale. {chromatic + ism} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Polymodal chromaticism — In music, polymodal chromaticism is the use of any and all musical modes sharing the same final simultaneously or in succession and thus creating a texture involving all twelve notes of the chromatic scale (total chromatic). Alternately it is the …   Wikipedia

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