atonality [ey-toh-nal-i-tee] ExamplesWord Origin noun Music.
- the absence of key or tonal center.
- an principle or style of composition.
Origin of atonality First recorded in 1920–25;+ Examples from the Web for atonality Contemporary Examples of atonality
The first article, published in March 2000, was on atonality by a scholar at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.
October 19, 2014
British Dictionary definitions for atonality atonality noun
- absence of or disregard for an established musical key in a composition
- the principles of composition embodying this and providing a radical alternative to the diatonic system
CompareWord Origin and History for atonality n.
1950; see+ .