chro|mat´i|cal|ly

chro|mat´i|cal|ly
chro|mat|ic «kroh MAT ihk», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. a) of color or colors: »

Most paint stores have chromatic charts.

b) of or having to do with chroma: »

chromatic color.

2. a) progressing only by half steps instead of by the regular intervals of the musical scale: »

There are twelve chromatic tones.

b) having to do with or involving the use of tones which do not belong to a particular key or musical scale. c) of tones which are marked with accidentals, are not normal to the scale in which they occur, but do not cause modulation.
–n.
Music. = accidental. (Cf.accidental)
[< Latin chrōmaticus < Greek chrōmatikós (in a musical sense) < chrôma color]
chro|mat´i|cal|ly, adverb.

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