polytonal

polytonal

[pol-ee-tohn-l]
adjective Music.
marked by or using polytonality.

Origin:
1920–25; poly- + tonal

polytonally, adverb
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polytonality or polytonalism (ˌpɒlɪtəʊˈnælɪtɪ)
 
n
music the simultaneous use of more than two different keys or tonalities
 
polytonalism or polytonalism
 
n
 
poly'tonal or polytonalism
 
adj
 
poly'tonally or polytonalism
 
adv
 
poly'tonalist or polytonalism
 
n

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