Meaning of CHROMATIC in English


— chromatically , adv.

/kroh mat"ik, kreuh-/ , adj.

1. pertaining to color or colors.

2. Music.

a. involving a modification of the normal scale by the use of accidentals.

b. progressing by semitones, esp. to a tone having the same letter name, as in C to C sharp.

[ 1590-1600; chromatikós, equiv. to chromat- (see CHROMATO-) + -ikos -IC ]

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