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chro·mat·ic

chromatic

 
pronunciation:
kr mae tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with color or colors.
This painting by Van Gogh has a bold chromatic approach.
definition 2: having to do with a musical scale, where the difference between each note is one half step.
The composer J.S. Bach is famous for his "Chromatic Fantasy."
derivation: chromatically (adv.)
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The word chromatic contains the following part:
chrom, chromo, chromato, -chrome Greek root that means color, pigment; the element chromium or the substance chromatin
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