EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

chromatic +‎ -ism

NounEdit

chromaticism ‎(countable and uncountable, plural chromaticisms)

  1. the quality or state of being chromatic
  2. the act or action of chromaticizing: the use of chromatic notes or tones (contrasted with diatonicism)
    excessive chromaticism means excessive increase in harmonic tension -- Mosco Carner
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