chromatic scale

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chromatic scale

n. Music
A scale consisting of 12 semitones.
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chromatic scale

n
(Classical Music) music a twelve-note scale including all the semitones of the octave
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chromat′ic scale′


n.
a musical scale progressing by semitones.
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Noun1.chromatic scale - a 12-note scale including all the semitones of the octavechromatic scale - a 12-note scale including all the semitones of the octave
musical scale, scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
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