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Lacking a tonal center or key; characterized by atonality.
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(Music, other) music having no established key. Compare tonal2
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marked by atonality.
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|Adj.||1.||atonal - characterized by avoidance of traditional western tonality|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
tonal - having tonality; i.e. tones and chords organized in relation to one tone such as a keynote or tonic
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atonal[æˈtəʊnl] ADJ → atonal
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atonal[eɪˈtəʊnəl] adj [music] → atonal(e)
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adj → atonal
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