polytonality

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pol·y·to·nal·i·ty

 (pŏl′ē-tō-năl′ĭ-tē)
n.
Simultaneous use of two or more tonalities in a musical composition.

pol′y·to′nal (-tō′nəl) adj.
pol′y·to′nal·ly adv.

polytonality

(ˌpɒlɪtəʊˈnælɪtɪ) or

polytonalism

n
(Music, other) music the simultaneous use of more than two different keys or tonalities
ˌpolyˈtonal adj
ˌpolyˈtonally adv
ˌpolyˈtonalist n

pol•y•to•nal•i•ty

(ˌpɒl i toʊˈnæl ɪ ti)

also pol•y•ton•al•ism

(-ˈtoʊn lˌɪz əm)

n.
the simultaneous use of two or more musical tonalities.
[1920–25]
pol`y•ton′al•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polytonality - music that uses two or more different keys at the same time
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Translations
polytonalité