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Meaning of CHROMATIC

Pronunciation:  krow'matik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  being or having or characterized by hue
  2. [adj]  (music) based on a scale consisting of 12 semitones; "a chromatic scale"
  3. [adj]  able to refract light without spectral color separation; "chromatic lens"
 

CHROMATIC is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: amber, amethyst, aureate, avocado, azure, beige, blae, blood-red, blue, blue-green, blueish, bluish, bluish green, blushful, bottle-green, bright blue, bronze, bronzy, brown, brownish, brownish-orange, brownish-red, brownish-yellow, buff, canary, canary-yellow, caramel, caramel brown, carmine, carnation, cerise, cerulean, chartreuse, cherry, cherry-red, Chinese-red, chukker-brown, cinnabar, copper colored, coppery, coral, creamy, cress green, cresson, crimson, cyan, dark-blue, dark-brown, dark-green, dun, earthlike, fuscous, gilded, gilt, gold, golden, green, greenish, hazel, honey, jade, jade-green, khaki, lavender, light-blue, light-green, lilac, magenta, maroon, mauve, moss green, mosslike, mosstone, mossy, mouse-colored, mouselike, mousy, mummy-brown, musciform, ocher, ochre, olive, olive-brown, olive-drab, orange, orangish, peacock-blue, pea-green, pink, pinkish, powder blue, purple, purplish, red, reddish, rosaceous, rose, roseate, rose-red, rosy, ruby, ruby-red, ruddy, russet, rust, rusty, sage, sage-green, sapphire, scarlet, sea-green, sky-blue, snuff, snuff-brown, sorrel, stone, straw, tan, tangerine, tannish, taupe, tawny, teal, ultramarine, umber, vermilion, vermillion, violet, watercress, xanthous, yellow, yellow-brown, yellow-green, yellowish
 
 Antonyms: achromatic, diatonic
 
 See Also: chestnut, colored, colorful, coloured, in color(p)

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chro*mat"ic\, a. [L. chromaticus, Gr. ?, suited for
color, fr. ?, ?, color; akin to ? color, ? skin, color of the
skin.]
1. Relating to color, or to colors.

2. (Mus.) Proceeding by the smaller intervals (half steps or
   semitones) of the scale, instead of the regular intervals
   of the diatonic scale.

Note: The intermediate tones were formerly written and
      printed in colors.

{Chromatic aberration}. (Opt.) See {Aberration}, {4}.

{Chromatic printing}, printing from type or blocks covered
   with inks of various colors.

{Chromatic scale} (Mus.), the scale consisting of thirteen
   tones, including the eight scale tones and the five
   intermediate tones.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: one of the two strands of a replicated chromosome. Two chromatics are joined together by a centromere.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: cold, colorific, coloring, cool, dichromatic, enharmonic, glowing, harmonious, many-colored, matching, medley, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, motley, parti-colored, pigmentary, polychromatic, prismatic, rainbow, semitonic, spectral, tinctorial, tingent, tonal, tonic, toning, variegated, warm
 

 

 

 

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