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chromaticism

[ kroh-mat-uh-siz-uhm, kruh- ]
/ kroʊˈmæt əˌsɪz əm, krə- /
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noun Music.
the use of chromatic tones.
a style in which chromatic tones predominate.
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Origin of chromaticism

First recorded in 1875–80; chromatic + -ism
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How to use chromaticism in a sentence

  • One should notice the predilection of Steffani (like the great Italians of his time) for chromaticism and his contrapuntal taste.

    Handel|Romain Rolland
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