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dodecaphonism

[doh-dek-uh-fuh-niz-uh m, doh-di-kaf-uh-] /doʊˈdɛk ə fəˌnɪz əm, ˌdoʊ dɪˈkæf ə-/
noun
1.
musical composition using the 12-tone technique.
Also, dodecaphony
[doh-dek-uh-foh-nee, doh-di-kaf-uh-nee] /doʊˈdɛk əˌfoʊ ni, ˌdoʊ dɪˈkæf ə ni/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; dodeca- + -phone + -ism
Related forms
dodecaphonic
[doh-dek-uh-fon-ik] /doʊˌdɛk əˈfɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
dodecaphonically, adverb
dodecaphonist, noun
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