pointillist(e)

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pointillist(e). A term used in painting (meaning the use, by Seurat and other Post-Impressionists, of separate dots of pure colour instead of mixed pigments) and borrowed by writers on mus. to describe passages where the notes seem to be in ‘dots’ rather than in melodic phrases, e.g. in the mus. of Webern.

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