2. Noun. the act or action of chromaticizing: the use of chromatic notes or tones (contrasted with diatonicism) ¹
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Definition of Chromaticism
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Chromaticism
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1. Key to the Questions and Exercises in Studies in Musical Graces by Ernest Fowles (1908)
"The point involved can be made more evident by referring to the two main types of chromaticism. (A) Melodic chromaticism or the employment of chromatic ..."
2. A Study of Modern Harmony: (Étude Sur L'harmonie Moderne) by René Lenormand (1915)
"But if the oriental chromaticism spread in Greece in consequence of successive invasions, some peoples, the Dorian among others, remained hostile to the ..."
3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"The Lucidarium is remarkable for the chromaticism employed and for the division of the whole tone either into three-fifths and two-fifths (diatonic and ..."
4. The Oxford History of Music by William Henry Hadow (1902)
"Another trait of the master which comes out very conspicuously in the pupil is the tendency to make rash experiments in chromaticism. As has been previously ..."
5. Overtones: A Book of Temperaments: Richard Strauss, Parsifal, Verdi, Balzac by James Huneker (1904)
"The Sorcery motive with its Chopin-like chromaticism has meaning ; but I confess I do not care for Parsifal's motive, beautifully as it is developed. ..."
6. Melomaniacs by James Huneker (1902)
"Seven times the first violins, divided, essayed one passage, and after its chromaticism had been conquered it would not go at all when played with the ..."
7. Unicorns by James Huneker (1917)
"The absolute originality of Chopin's personality, and that of its expression through novel harmony, chromaticism, figuration justifies the assertion. ..."