atonalism

[ ey-tohn-l-iz-uh m ]
/ eɪˈtoʊn lˌɪz əm /

noun Music.

a note, phrase, etc., that seems harsh or discordant.

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Origin of atonalism

First recorded in 1925–30; atonal + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM atonalism

a·ton·al·ist, noun

Words nearby atonalism

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