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chromatic in music, having to do with the chromatic scale, which ascends and descends by half steps, as C to C sharp and C sharp to D. [1/2 definitions]
diatonic in music, being or using a standard major or minor scale of eight notes to the octave, without chromatic tones.
twelve-tone of music, based on or designating an arbitrarily selected, fixed order of the twelve tones in a chromatic scale.
xylophone a percussion instrument having a series of graduated metal or wooden bars that sound the notes of the chromatic scale when struck with small wooden mallets.