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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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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.
In the 1980s, inventors, in an attempt to increase the capabilities of synthesizers, created the digital sampler--a device that "allows the musician to record sounds from other instruments, nature, or even nonmusical sources, and transpose and play them chromatically on a standard piano or organ keyboard.
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.
He argues that debates about how to edit Clare mirror debates about standard language in Britain, which he figures chromatically as "red" and "blue" (colors that signify in a British context in the opposite way as they do in the US), and explain why this scholarly difference has attracted the attention of left thinkers, like Tom Paulin.
Under the oil painting by Wilfredo Lam instead, Ferrari placed two seats purchased in a market (which he later discovered were by Danish furniture designer Ole Wanscher), covered with a fabric that would relate to the picture, and not just chromatically.
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.
Yet unlike some minimalists, Southam is neither obsessive nor oppressive: rather, her music is fresh, chromatically enriched, and bursting with ideas.
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.
The revival of pastel in the mid 19th century inspired a number of artists to experiment with the medium, creating chromatically radiant drawings," points out Padon.