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serialism

[seer-ee-uh-liz-uh m]
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noun
  1. twelve-tone technique.
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Origin of serialism

First recorded in 1960–65; serial + -ism
Related formsse·ri·al·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for serialism

serialism

noun
  1. (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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