chromatics [kroh-mat-iks, kruh-] ExamplesWord Origin noun (used with a singular verb)

  1. the science of colors.

Origin of chromatics First recorded in 1700–10; see origin at chromatic, -ics Also called chromatology. Related formschro·ma·tist [kroh-muh-tist] /ˈkroʊ mə tɪst/, noun Examples from the Web for chromatics Historical Examples of chromatics

  • Chromatics, like little tongues of flame, appear in the accompaniment.

    The Complete Opera Book

    Gustav Kobb

  • Again he becomes almost modern in his employment of chromatics.

    How Music Developed

    W. J. Henderson

  • And she ran up her chromatics in a voice rich and strong and clear.

    The Doctor

    Ralph Connor

  • She weeps and wails in chromatics and scales that quite touch Arsaces.

    Stars of the Opera

    Mabel Wagnalls

  • It rides over and under and around hurricanes of chromatics and tremolos.

    Stars of the Opera

    Mabel Wagnalls

  • British Dictionary definitions for chromatics chromatics chromatology (ˌkrəʊməˈtɒlədʒɪ) noun

    1. (functioning as singular) the science of colour

    Derived Formschromatist (ˈkrəʊmətɪst) or chromatologist, noun

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