dodecaphonist

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Etymology[edit]

International artificial word formed circa 1950 from Ancient Greek δώδεκα (dṓdeka, twelve) + φωνή (phōnḗ, sound) + -ist, recorded in English since 1953, presumably modeled on German Dodekaphonist.

Noun[edit]

dodecaphonist (plural dodecaphonists)

  1. (music) A practicioner or proponent of dodecaphony, i.e. use of the dodecaphonic musical scale, which has twelve tones per octave
    The pioneering Austrian composer Arnold Schönberg was the leading dodecaphonist.

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Etymology[edit]

International artificial word formed circa 1950 from Ancient Greek δώδεκα (dṓdeka, twelve) + φωνή (phōnḗ, sound) + -ist, presumlably modeled on German Dodekaphonist.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: do‧de‧ca‧pho‧nist

Noun[edit]

dodecaphonist m (plural dodecaphonisten, diminutive dodecaphonistje n)

  1. (music) An obsolete form of dodecafonist: dodecaphonist, practicioner or proponent of dodecaphony, i.e. use of the dodecaphonic musical scale, which has twelve tones per octave