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Definition of CHROMATIC

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Chromatic \Chro*mat"ic\, a. [L. chromaticus, Gr. ?, suited for color, fr. ?, ?, color; akin to ? color, ? skin, color of the skin.]
     1. Relating to color, or to colors.
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     2. (Mus.) Proceeding by the smaller intervals (half steps or semitones) of the scale, instead of the regular intervals of the diatonic scale. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The intermediate tones were formerly written and printed in colors. [1913 Webster]

     {Chromatic aberration}. (Opt.) See {Aberration}, {4}.

     {Chromatic printing}, printing from type or blocks covered with inks of various colors.

     {Chromatic scale} (Mus.), the scale consisting of thirteen tones, including the eight scale tones and the five intermediate tones. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "chromatic": cold, colorific, coloring, cool, dichromatic, enharmonic, glowing, harmonious, many-colored, matching, medley, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, motley, parti-colored, pigmentary, polychromatic, prismatic, rainbow, semitonic, spectral, tinctorial, tingent, tonal, tonic, toning, variegated, warm


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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