Meaning of CHROMATIC in English

CHROMATIC

/ krəˈmætɪk; NAmE / adjective

( music ) of the chromatic scale , a series of musical notes that rise and fall in semitones / half tones

—compare diatonic

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WORD ORIGIN

early 17th cent.: from French chromatique or Latin chromaticus , from Greek khrōmatikos , from khrōma , khrōmat- colour, chromatic scale.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.