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type of serial music introduced by Arnold Schoenberg; uses a tone row formed by the twelve semitones of the chromatic scale (and inverted or backward versions of the row) 12-tone music , 12-tone system , twelve-tone music , twelve-tone system
extreme extension inward, downward, or backward abysmal
shrub with trifoliate leaves and yellow flowers followed by backward curving seed pods; leaves foetid when crushed Anagyris foetida , bean trefoil , stinking bean trefoil
very small genus of shrubs of southern Europe having backward curving seed pods Anagyris , genus Anagyris
name spelled backward as pseudonym ananym
graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks antelope
backward in a ship astern
acrobatic feat in which the trunk is bent backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floor backbend
backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired backfire , blowback
excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth backhoe
water, backward flow of backwash
backward flow over propeller or wave at beach backwash
any backward region that is isolated from the world and resists progress backwater
backward and remote place backwater
sound produced with the tip of the tongue turned backward and pointed up toward the roof of the mouth cacuminal , retroflex
backward mentally challenged , retarded
hoofed mammal of mountains of Eurasia having upright horns with backward-hooked tips chamois , Rupicapra rupicapra
hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward click , detent , dog , pawl
counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle) countdown
extent downward or backward or inward depth
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