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serialism

[seer-ee-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈsɪər i əˌlɪz əm/
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; serial + -ism
Related forms
serialist, noun
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  • It was his final attempt at adapting serialism to his own music.
British Dictionary definitions for serialism

serialism

/ˈsɪərɪəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
(in 20th-century music) the use of a sequence of notes in a definite order as a thematic basis for a composition and a source from which the musical material is derived See also twelve-tone
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