chromaticism [kroh-mat-uh-siz-uh m, kruh-] ExamplesWord Origin noun Music.
- the use of tones.
- a style in which tones predominate.
Origin of chromaticism First recorded in 1875–80;+ Examples from the Web for chromaticism Historical Examples of chromaticism
One should notice the predilection of Steffani (like the great Italians of his time) for chromaticism and his contrapuntal taste.