serialism

[ seer-ee-uh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˈsɪər i əˌlɪz əm /

noun

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Origin of serialism

First recorded in 1960–65; serial + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM serialism

se·ri·al·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for serialism

serialism
/ (ˈsɪərɪəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

(in 20th-century music) the use of a sequence of notes in a definite order as a thematic basis for a composition and a source from which the musical material is derivedSee also twelve-tone
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