twelve-tone technique

noun Music.

a modern system of tone relationships in which the 12 tones of an octave are not centered around any one tone, but are unified by a selected order of tones for a given composition.

Nearby words

  1. twelve-mile limit,
  2. twelve-step,
  3. twelve-string guitar,
  4. twelve-tone,
  5. twelve-tone row,
  6. twelvefold,
  7. twelvemo,
  8. twelvemonth,
  9. twelvemonthly,
  10. twelvepenny nail

Also called serialism, serial technique. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019