[doh-dek-uh-fuh-niz-uh m, doh-di-kaf-uh-]


musical composition using the 12-tone technique.

Also do·dec·a·pho·ny [doh-dek-uh-foh-nee, doh-di-kaf-uh-nee] /doʊˈdɛk əˌfoʊ ni, ˌdoʊ dɪˈkæf ə ni/.

Origin of dodecaphonism

First recorded in 1950–55; dodeca- + -phone + -ism
Related formsdo·dec·a·phon·ic [doh-dek-uh-fon-ik] /doʊˌdɛk əˈfɒn ɪk/, adjectivedo·dec·a·phon·i·cal·ly, adverbdo·dec·a·phon·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for dodecaphonic



of or relating to the twelve-tone system of serial music
Derived Formsdodecaphonism, noundodecaphony, noun
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