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atonal

[ ey-tohn-l ]
/ eɪˈtoʊn l /
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adjective Music.
of, relating to, or marked by atonality.
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Origin of atonal

First recorded in 1920–25; a-6 + tonal

OTHER WORDS FROM atonal

a·ton·al·is·tic, adjectivea·ton·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for atonal

atonal
/ (eɪˈtəʊnəl, æ-) /

adjective
music having no established keyCompare tonal (def. 2)

Derived forms of atonal

atonalism, nounatonally, adverb
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