[kroh-mat-ik, kruh-]
pertaining to color or colors.
involving a modification of the normal scale by the use of accidentals.
progressing by semitones, especially to a tone having the same letter name, as in C to C sharp.

1590–1600; < Greek chrōmatikós, equivalent to chrōmat- (see chromato-) + -ikos -ic

chromatically, adverb
nonchromatic, adjective
nonchromatically, adverb
unchromatic, adjective Unabridged
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chromatic (krəˈmætɪk)
1.  of, relating to, or characterized by a colour or colours
2.  music
 a.  involving the sharpening or flattening of notes or the use of such notes in chords and harmonic progressions
 b.  of or relating to the chromatic scale or an instrument capable of producing it: a chromatic harmonica
 c.  Compare diatonic of or relating to chromaticism
[C17: from Greek khrōmatikos, from khrōma colour]

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Word Origin & History

1597 (of music), 1831 (of color), from Gk. khromatikos "suited for color," from khroma (gen. khromatos) "color, complexion, character," but also used of music, orig. "skin, surface."
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chromatic chro·mat·ic (krō-māt'ĭk)

  1. Relating to color or colors.

  2. Produced by or made in a color or colors.

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chromatic   (krō-māt'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to color or colors.
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Example sentences
Its principal motif is the chromatic scale, or half-steps that rise and fall.
As he matured, his language became increasingly complex and chromatic.
Thick, astringent chromatic harmonies come in tightly bound chords to create
  nervous sonorities.
But a large audience turned up to bask in the music's hazy, chromatic glow.
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