Meaning of ATONAL in English

ATONAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ (ˌ)ā-ˈtō-n ə l, (ˌ)a- ]

adjective

Etymology: a- (II) + tonal

Date: 1922

: marked by avoidance of traditional musical tonality ; especially : organized without reference to key or tonal center and using the tones of the chromatic scale impartially

• aton·al·ism -nə-ˌli-zəm noun

• aton·al·ist -list noun

• ato·nal·i·ty ˌā-tō-ˈna-lə-tē, ˌa- noun

• aton·al·ly (ˌ)ā-ˈtō-nə-lē, (ˌ)a- adverb

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