What is another word for chromatic?

Pronunciation: [kɹə͡ʊmˈatɪk] (IPA)

Chromatic is an adjective that refers to something that is colorful or multicolored. It can also refer to music or art that uses all the available notes or colors. Some synonyms for chromatic include polychromatic, varicolored, multihued, colorful, rainbow-like, kaleidoscopic, prismatic, iridescent, and variegated. These words all suggest a variety of colors or shades and can be used to describe anything from a painting to a bird's feathers. Whether referring to visual or auditory stimuli, chromatic synonyms add depth and nuance to descriptions of the world around us.

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What are the hypernyms for Chromatic?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Chromatic?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for chromatic?

Chromatic is often used to describe something that is full of bright colours, but it is also possible to use antonyms of this word to describe something that is plain, colourless or monochromatic. For instance, achromatic and monochromatic are two antonyms of chromatic that can be used to describe something that is black and white or grey, without any bright or vivid colours. Another antonym is drab, which can be used to describe something that is boring, dull or lacking in liveliness. Other antonyms of chromatic are dull, monotonous and sombre, all of which describe something that is lacking in vividness, brightness, or liveliness.

Usage examples for Chromatic

Then he tore the chromatic splendors of the device on the envelope, and read the following epistle: "Early English Bunhouse, "Chelsea, Friday.
"The Mark Of Cain"
Andrew Lang
Miss Cat's songs are far too chromatic to be appreciated by human ears; as a result her concertos and solos are rarely spoken of by human critics.
"The Human Side of Animals"
Royal Dixon
After some angry chords he began playing chromatic scales.
"The Saint"
Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer

Famous quotes with Chromatic

  • You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and you have a chromatic scale; you can match the colours all the way up, till you get to the top of the trumpet.
    Gerry Mulligan
  • It delights me even more, though, to hear that my nameless cosmic monsters have an air of originality about them! Shapeless, unheard-of creatures are not original with me; for although Poe did not use them, they figure quite widely in minor horror-writing since his time. Usually they tend to be exaggerations of certain known life-forms such as insects, poisonous plants, protozoa, & the like, although a few writers break away wholly from terrestrial analogy & depict things as abstractly cosmic as luminous protoplasmic globes. If I have gone beyond these, it is only subtly & atmospherically—in details, & in occasional imputations of geometrical, biological, & physico-chemical properties definitely outside the realm of matter as understood by us. Most of my monsters fail altogether to satisfy my sense of the cosmic—the abnormally chromatic entity in being the only one of the lot which I take any pride in.
    H. P. Lovecraft
  • As far as the sensory experience of the spectator goes, the most outstanding American kinetic artist is unquestionably the Chinese-born Wen-Ying Tsai. His pieces, which are perfect on the technological level, serve the primary purpose of giving a complete visual experience to the spectator, whose sound solicitations provoke a choreographic, chromatic and rhythmic response in the ‘cybernetic sculptures’. [...]
    Frank Popper

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