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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characterized by avoidance of traditional Western tonality.

Usage examples (25)
  • (Seriously, every Spanish-English dictionary I have says "atonal" is the same in both languages.
  • His teeth clacked together in a kind of atonal rhythm.
  • GROSS: Now, Babbitt wrote atonal music, among other things.
  • The sound was raw and atonal, a primal wail, passionately pagan. for more
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