atonal

[ey-tohn-l]
adjective Music.
of, pertaining to, or marked by atonality.

Origin:
1920–25; a-6 + tonal

atonalistic, adjective
atonally, adverb
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atonal (eɪˈtəʊnəl, æ-)
 
adj
music Compare tonal having no established key
 
a'tonalism
 
n
 
a'tonally
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

atonal
1922, from a- "not" (see a- (2)) + tonal (see tone). Atonality is recorded from 1958.
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Example sentences
He loved listening to atonal jazz, and though it drove her crazy, she now listens to little else.
The music, telegraphing dire things to come, is an atonal teaser.
Most people don't want atonal, vocal or challenging music on the radio.
Even better, sing two notes a half-octave apart and listen for their echoing atonal mingling.
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