[kroh-mat-uh-siz-uh m, kruh-]

noun Music.

the use of chromatic tones.
a style in which chromatic tones predominate.

Origin of chromaticism

First recorded in 1875–80; chromatic + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chromaticism

Historical Examples of chromaticism

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


    Romain Rolland