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dodecaphonism

[doh-dek-uh-fuh-niz-uh m, doh-di-kaf-uh-]
noun
  1. musical composition using the 12-tone technique.
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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
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