the science of colors.
- Also called chromatology.
- chro·ma·tist [kroh-muh-tist], /ˈkroʊ mə tɪst/, noun
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How to use chromatics in a sentence
It began on a high note, descending in weird chromatics to the lowest tone the human ear could resolve.The Door Through Space | Marion Zimmer Bradley
They made themselves a bed of leaves and lay down; but the chromatics made such a noise that they could not go to sleep.The Blue Rose Fairy Book | Maurice Baring
He would not dare keep her in his castle, because the chromatics are such gossips that the whole kingdom would know it at once.The Blue Rose Fairy Book | Maurice Baring
They form a refinement in chromatics based, as at present appears, on the whole-tone scale.Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music | Ferruccio Busoni
chromatics, like little tongues of flame, appear in the accompaniment.The Complete Opera Book | Gustav Kobb
British Dictionary definitions for chromatics
(functioning as singular) the science of colour
- chromatist (ˈkrəʊmətɪst) or chromatologist, noun
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