chromatic


chromatic
adjective
1》 Music relating to or using notes not belonging to the diatonic scale of the key of a passage.
    ↘(of a scale) ascending or descending by semitones.
2》 relating to or produced by colour.
Derivatives
chromatically adverb
chromaticism noun
Origin
C17: from Fr. chromatique or L. chromaticus, from Gk khrōmatikos, from khrōma, khrōmat- 'colour, chromatic scale'.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.