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adj. Music
Lacking a tonal center or key; characterized by atonality.

a·ton′al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.atonally - without tonalityatonally - without tonality; "he composes atonally"
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She was writing atonally, but not yet serially, with clarity and simplicity.
Sometimes these accordions were played virtuostically, sometimes atonally. They were disassembled and reassembled, played sideways and upside-down.
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