Serialism Definition

sîrē-ə-lĭzəm
noun
Serial compositions.
American Heritage
The twelve-tone system or technique of composition.
Webster's New World

(music) Music, especially from the 20th century, in which themes are based on a definite order of notes of an equal-tempered scale.

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Synonyms:
serial-music

Origin of Serialism

  • serial +"Ž -ism. Calque of the German Reihenmusik.

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