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Definition of the adjective atonal

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  1. characterized by avoidance of traditional western tonality

Alternative definition of the adjective atonal


  1. [music] Lacking a tonal center or key.

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Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

Serial, later freely atonal, chromatic; influential teacher. Free rhythms and meters; blurs distinction between voices and instruments. Assistant of Messiaen. All genres. Polytonal, exotic modes; rich orchestration, electronic instruments. Romantic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

ASCL3 ASCL4 ASCL5 Tal/Twist/Atonal/Hen Lymphoid factors TAL1 TAL2 Mesodermal Twist-like factors TWIST1 TWIST2 TCF15 HAND1 ( eHand) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Berlin Atonal Vol. 1 (Atonal 1984), Berlin ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Atoke : Small single boat-shaped bell from Ghana, that is laid in the open palm and played with a metal striker Atonal : Music which is composed without reference to a key (e.g. major, minor or modal). All the expected devices for musical ...

Google previewThe Žižek Dictionary (2015)

by Rex Butler

®atonal. worlds, lacking the master-signifier ̄, in which subjects are exposed to a superego imperative to. ®enjoy! ̄. not only consumerism, but also the inherent transgressions constitutive of national solidarity. Neo-conservatism, for instance, ...

Google previewThe Norton Dictionary of Modern Thought (1999)

by Alan Bullock

atonal music. Music divorced from the concept of tonality which dominated Western musical thought ...

Google previewThe Sound Advice Encyclopedia of Voice-Over & the Business of Being A Working Talent (2014)

by Kate McClanaghan

arc articulate atonal audition movement added. (See demo and photomatic.) In a script or development of a character in a story, there is generally a climax known as an arc at which point the story culminates to its height.

Google previewThe Sound Advice Dictionary for Acting & Voice Over (2013)

What You Need To Know To Have a Career in Voice Acting by Kate McClanaghan

analog animatic arc articulate atonal On a union job, you're always paid a session fee, in the event the project or spot does not air. This way you will have been paid regardless. The bestcase scenario is it does air, in order to offer you residual ...

Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

atonal(ity) An extreme form of ...

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Scrabble value of A1T1O1N1A1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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