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Definition of chromatic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chromatic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//krəˈmætɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krəˈmætɪk//
 
(music)
 
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of the chromatic scale, a series of musical notes that rise and fall in semitones / half step compare diatonic Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French chromatique or Latin chromaticus, from Greek khrōmatikos, from khrōma, khrōmat- ‘colour, chromatic scale’.
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