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atonality Explained

atonality at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Literally, the absence of tonality. Probably originally a pejorative term applied to music of extreme chromaticism, it has become the most widely used descriptive term for 20th-cent. music whose connection with tonality is difficult to hear. A. Schoenberg and his students A. Berg and A. Webern are regarded as the seminal atonal composers; the serialism of their later work is often distinguished from their earlier "free atonality."

atonality at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

atonality
n : the absence of a key; alternative to the diatonic system
[syn: {atonalism}] [ant: {key}]

atonality at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-noun » atonalities|-
  • Inter: uncountable » music A style of music that is written without a key.
    1. Inter: countable » music A passage written without a key.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » a style of music

  • Dutch: atonaliteit {{f}}
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|atonalité|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|neamhthonúlacht|f, Inter: t- » ga|atonúlacht|f


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * diatonic
  • tonality

  • Translation: et » atonality
    Translation: ru » atonality
    Translation: fi » atonality
    Translation: ta » atonality
    Translation: vi » atonality