Chromatic

Chro*mat"ic

(?), a. [L. chromaticus, Gr. , suited for color, fr. , , color; akin to color, skin, color of the skin.] 1. Relating to color, or to colors.
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2. (Mus.) Proceeding by the smaller intervals (half steps or semitones) of the scale, instead of the regular intervals of the diatonic scale.
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The intermediate tones were formerly written and printed in colors.
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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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