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chromaticism

[kroh-mat-uh-siz-uh m, kruh-] /kroʊˈmæt əˌsɪz əm, krə-/
noun, Music.
1.
the use of chromatic tones.
2.
a style in which chromatic tones predominate.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; chromatic + -ism
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