polytonalism


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polytonalism

the practice of using combinations of notes from two or more keys in writing musical compositions. Also polytonality. — polytonalist, n. — polytonal, adj.
See also: Music
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Noun1.polytonalism - 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
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