poly·​to·​nal·​i·​ty ˌpä-lē-tō-ˈna-lə-tē How to pronounce polytonality (audio)
: the simultaneous use of two or more musical keys
polytonal adjective
polytonally adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polytonality was in 1923

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“Polytonality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polytonality. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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