atonalism

atonalism

[ey-tohn-l-iz-uhm]
noun Music.
2.
a note, phrase, etc., that seems harsh or discordant.

Origin:
1925–30; atonal + -ism

atonalist, noun
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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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