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 for chromatic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chromatic \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.
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     2. (Mus.) Proceeding by the smaller intervals (half steps or
        semitones) of the scale, instead of the regular intervals
        of the diatonic scale.
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     Note: The intermediate tones were formerly written and
           printed in colors.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: able to refract light without spectral color separation;
             "chromatic lens"
      2: based on a scale consisting of 12 semitones; "a chromatic
         scale" [ant: diatonic]
      3: being or having or characterized by hue [ant: achromatic,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "chromatic":
     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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