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Meaning of CHROMATIC

Pronunciation:  krow'matik

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Chro*mat"ic\, a. [L. chromaticus, Gr. ?, suited for
color, fr. ?, ?, color; akin to ? color, ? skin, color of the
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.

 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