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Meaning of "chromaticism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHROMATICISM

chromaticism  [krəˈmætɪsɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHROMATICISM

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chromaticism is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CHROMATICISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chromaticism

Chromaticism is a compositional technique interspersing the primary diatonic pitches and chords with other pitches of the chromatic scale. Chromaticism is in contrast or addition to tonality or diatonicism. Chromatic elements are considered, "elaborations of or substitutions for diatonic scale members." Chromaticism is almost by definition an alteration of, an interpolation in or deviation from this basic diatonic organization. —Leonard B. Meyer, quoted in Brown...

Definition of chromaticism in the English dictionary

The definition of chromaticism in the dictionary is the use of chromatic modulations in a piece of music.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHROMATICISM


agnosticism
æɡˈnɒstɪsɪzəm
antiromanticism
ˌæntɪrəʊˈmæntɪsɪzəm
antisepticism
ˌæntɪˈseptɪsɪzəm
apocalypticism
əˌpɒkəˈlɪptɪsɪzəm
asepticism
eɪˈsɛptɪsɪzəm
astaticism
eɪˈstætɪsɪzəm
athleticism
æθˈlɛtɪsɪzəm
autodidacticism
ˌɔːtəʊdɪˈdæktɪsɪzəm
didacticism
dɪˈdæktɪsɪzəm
exoticism
ɪɡˈzɒtɪsɪzəm
grammaticism
ɡrəˈmætɪsɪzəm
patristicism
pəˈtrɪstɪsɪzəm
peripateticism
ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪsɪzəm
poeticism
pəʊˈɛtɪsɪzəm
pragmaticism
præɡˈmætɪsɪzəm
propheticism
prəʊˈfɛtɪsɪzəm
psychoticism
saɪˈkɒtɪsɪzəm
scepticism
ˈskɛptɪsɪzəm
skepticism
ˈskɛptɪsɪzəm
syntheticism
sɪnˈθɛtɪsɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHROMATICISM

chromate
chromatic
chromatic aberration
chromatic adaptation
chromatic colour
chromatic printing
chromatic scale
chromatic semitone
chromatically
chromaticity
chromaticity coordinates
chromaticity diagram
chromaticness
chromatics
chromatid
chromatin
chromatinic
chromatist
chromatogram
chromatograph

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHROMATICISM

aestheticism
Catholicism
classicism
criticism
cynicism
eclecticism
eroticism
fanaticism
historicism
literary criticism
lyricism
mosaicism
mysticism
neoclassicism
neuroticism
racism
romanticism
scholasticism
self-criticism
textual criticism
witticism

Synonyms and antonyms of chromaticism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chromaticism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHROMATICISM

Find out the translation of chromaticism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chromaticism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chromaticism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

音阶
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cromatismo
570 millions of speakers

English

chromaticism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

chromaticism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كرومتيسسم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хроматики
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cromatismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

chromaticism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chromatisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kromatik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Chromatik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

音階
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

반음계
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chromaticism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Keyboard
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

chromaticism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रंगांचे प्रमाण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

chromaticism
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cromatismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chromatyki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хроматики
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cromatism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

chromaticism
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chroma
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chromaticism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kromatikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chromaticism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHROMATICISM»

The term «chromaticism» is normally little used and occupies the 125.248 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHROMATICISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chromaticism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHROMATICISM»

Discover the use of chromaticism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chromaticism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Composition, Chromaticism and the Developmental Process: A ...
The book plots the evolution of tonality and its bearing on style and the compositional process itself. The authors move beyond existing theory and analysis to base their theory from the standpoint of chromatic 'pitch fields'.
Henry Burnett, Roy Nitzberg, 2007
2
Chromaticism
An interesting idea has been put forward in Gheorghe Firca's research study Modal Bases of Diatonic Chromaticism (48). The author believes that in contrast to chromaticism in harmonic tonality (and dodecaphony as the ne plus ultra of ...
Vladimir Barsky, 2014
3
A New Theory of Chromaticism from the Late Sixteenth to the ...
This dissertation is intended as a solution to a perceived problem with existing theories of pre-tonal chromatic music: many modern theories of this repertoire have made anachronistic uses of models from major/minor tonality, and ...
Kyle Adams, 2006
4
A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody
Overview of chromaticism -- Fundamental principles -- Harmonic concept of tonal chromaticism -- Superimposition in various harmonic situations -- Non-tonal chromaticism -- Voicings -- Melodic concepts -- Considerations of chromatic melodic ...
Dave Liebman, 1991
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Elgar Studies
1. Elgar. and. theories. of. chromaticism. Patrick. McCreless. Of the various meta- narratives about the history of Western tonal music, two are especially familiar: in the realm of culture, the story of the development of the German canon to a ...
J. P. E. Harper-Scott, Julian Rushton, 2007
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Treatise on Harmony
One of most important books in Western music. Detailed explanation of principles of diatonic harmonic theory. New 1971 translation by Philip Gossett of 1722 edition. Many musical examples.
Jean-Philippe Rameau, 2012
7
A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint in the ...
We'll begin with chromatic progressions that decorate a functionally tonal substrate: augmented sixths, Neapolitans, and examples of “modal mixture.” We then turn to more exotic instances of chromaticism, comparing short pieces by Brahms ...
Dmitri Tymoczko, 2011
8
How Mathematicians Think: Using Ambiguity, Contradiction, ...
46 For example, he discusses the ambiguity of diatonicism versus chromaticism. Diatonicism refers to the normal seven-note musical scale, the white notes on a piano, and their natural relationships such as “thirds” and “fifths” that are based ...
William Byers, 2010
9
Explaining Tonality: Schenkerian Theory and Beyond
Debussy's music is no less remarkable for its pervasive use of chromaticism. Again, this is something that Schenkerian theory is particularly well equipped to explain.17 As we saw in previous chapters, Schenker treated chromaticism as an  ...
Matthew Brown, 2005
10
Bartók's Chamber Music
CHAPTER FIVE "POLYMODAL CHROMATICISM" As a natural and direct consequence, the folk music basis of Bartok's art involves modality. Numerous examples have been mentioned — and more will be mentioned in the course of analysis ...
János Kárpáti, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHROMATICISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chromaticism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Coke: Preludes and Variations review – fevered chromaticism
The fevered, relentless chromaticism is hard to take but this is at least an opportunity to reassess a composer admired by Rachmaninov but ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Classic CD: Tchaikovsky: Iolanta
One of the composer's last works (he died the following year), it has the same sumptuous chromaticism of his Pathetique Symphony. Netrebko ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
3
Cliburn JR: Quarterfinal Round 2
This is a particularly strange prelude for Bach because of its descending chromatic line, although he did more creative things with chromaticism ... «TheaterJones Performing Arts News, Jun 15»
4
Jupiter Sandwich at Rockport
... which late-Romantic chromaticism started drifting into atonality. The formal ideas in the work, though—perhaps most clearly expressed in the ... «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jun 15»
5
Support singers eclipse the stars
Turbulent eddies of unsettling chromaticism and explosive passages of frenzied excitement merged into exquisite long-breathed sections of ... «The Australian, Jun 15»
6
Astoria Music Festival's 'Night Music' offers classical and indie-folk …
Rich with chromaticism, it's a lush, beautiful piece (mesmerizing, in fact) that Schoenberg composed in just three weeks. Olivia Tsui. The guest ... «Oregon Music News, Jun 15»
7
Ricercar Charms BEMF Crowd
She made the most of Montéclair's passionate chromaticism in his solo cantata La Mort de Didon, and the Suite de Castor et Pollux, excerpted ... «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jun 15»
8
Triple Crown Winner at BEMF
The singers' skillful handling of his treacherous metrical crosscurrents, their delicate burnishing of his quicksilver chromaticism—surely this was ... «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jun 15»
9
French Evening in Rockport
... for guitar, though, at the climax, it grew to ecstatic moments of ravishing chromaticism and virtuosity that harkened back to the first movement. «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jun 15»
10
Who Will Survive in America? Kanye West's Hybridization of Hip-Hop
By using complex harmony, chromaticism, and technical virtuosity, beboppers like Charlie Parker were able to use signifiers of high art to show ... «PopMatters, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chromaticism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chromaticism>. Mar 2020 ».
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