Chromatic

Definition of Chromatic

Chro`mat´ic
a.1.Relating to color, or to colors.
2.(Mus.) Proceeding by the smaller intervals (half steps or semitones) of the scale, instead of the regular intervals of the diatonic scale.
Chromatic aberration
(Opt.) See Aberration, 4.
Chromatic printing
printing from type or blocks covered with inks of various colors.
Chromatic scale
(Mus.) the scale consisting of thirteen tones, including the eight scale tones and the five intermediate tones.

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