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chromatic

Music
a. involving the sharpening or flattening of notes or the use of such notes in chords and harmonic progressions
b. of or relating to the chromatic scale or an instrument capable of producing it

chromatic

[krō′mad·ik]
(optics)
Relating to color.
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In the next few bars, a chromatically moving theatrical "curtain-rising" passage is answered by a jarringly dissonant swift series of parallel moving saxophone chords.
Standard clef notation represents the phenomenal space of music with all of the clarity and detail that a critic needs, and when a critic tells us that the G-sharp of the "Tristan chord" moves chromatically to B while the D-sharp moves to D, he describes exactly what we hear as well as what we see on the page--even though the description is literally speaking nonsense, since Gsharp cannot move to B nor D-sharp to D.
For instance, metallic paints infused with nano-TiO2 (titanium dioxide) are chromatically brighter, more vivid when applied on car bodies than conventional paints, and hence are increasingly popular among car owners worldwide.
The ovipositor proper relatively simple, formed by (d) unpaired, subtriangular dorsal plate with a chromatically differentiated basis (dl), a large intermediate and strongly convex major part (d2) and a depressed apical and terminally rounded part (d3), (e) paired and mutually apposed elongate ventral plates closing the complex from ventral and lateral sides, and (f) two sub-cylindrical valvular projections between (d) and (e) provided with markedly long and strong macrotrichia.
The approach he took was to insert low furnishings that are chromatically and materially similar as the landscape around .
Such curatorial maneuvers allowed the colors to be physical and luminescent, alternately reflective and absorbent, achieving a measured balance that was chromatically quiet and ultimately soothing.
Yet unlike some minimalists, Southam is neither obsessive nor oppressive: rather, her music is fresh, chromatically enriched, and bursting with ideas.
Beyond ekphrastic resistance, there are other constraints upon reading Zola chromatically.
Though this is every bit as boxy as the rest of the development, it has been improbably clad in a tawny, porous limestone that would not look very good on any building, one suspects, but certainly is wrong, both chromatically and texturally, when placed in such close juxtaposition to the black boxes that sit atop it.
Local Industry in particular was noteworthy; involving a multi-stage process, using threads donated from mills throughout the United States, Wilson created an opportunity for both experienced and inexperienced weavers to create bobbins, which were then displayed in a chromatically structured fashion.
49) These modes of limited transposition are symmetrical scales of notes, which could only be transposed chromatically a certain number of times before the pattern is repeated.
However, the experiment referenced as support for this claim [Hu and others, 2006] was based on a side-by-side comparison of a chromatically complex scene.