nontonal

adjective non·ton·al \ ˌnän-ˈtō-nᵊl \

Definition of nontonal

: not tonal: such as
a music : not having or based in a particular key : atonal
  • nontonal music
b linguistics : not using pitch to express differences of meaning between words
  • nontonal languages

First Known Use of nontonal

1922


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