chromatic

[ kroh-mat-ik, kruh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF chromatic
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In these chromatic displays, red is the colour that predominates.

Similarly the g in gnostic, the e in eulogy, p in pneumonia, the h in chromatic.

Certainly his tonalities are on the other side of diatonic and chromatic.

The sea that morning passed through a succession of chromatic changes.

Which fingering of the chromatic scale the is most conducive to speed and accuracy?

The same may be said for the tests of the chromatic sense, etc.

These designs also reveal the effect of the education of the chromatic sense.

By varying the shape of the aperture we alter the form of the chromatic image.

Don't speak of your mother as if she were a chromatic scale.

The chromatic scale is one which proceeds always by half-steps.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s (of music), "progressing by half-tones;" 1831 as "pertaining to color," from Latin chromaticus, from Greek khromatikos "relating to color, suited for color," from khroma (genitive khromatos) "color, complexion, character," but chiefly used metaphorically of embellishments in music, originally "skin, surface" (see chroma).

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