chromaticism


chromaticism

chromaticism [kroh-mat-uh-siz-uh m, kruh-] ExamplesWord Origin noun Music.

  1. the use of chromatic tones.
  2. a style in which chromatic tones predominate.

Origin of chromaticism First recorded in 1875–80; chromatic + -ism Examples from the Web for chromaticism Historical Examples of chromaticism

  • One should notice the predilection of Steffani (like the great Italians of his time) for chromaticism and his contrapuntal taste.

    Handel

    Romain Rolland

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