polytonality

noun
poly·​to·​nal·​i·​ty | \ ˌpä-lē-tō-ˈna-lə-tē How to pronounce polytonality (audio) \

Definition of polytonality

: the simultaneous use of two or more musical keys

Other Words from polytonality

polytonal \ ˌpä-​lē-​ˈtō-​nᵊl How to pronounce polytonal (audio) \ adjective
polytonally \ ˌpä-​lē-​ˈtō-​nᵊl-​ē How to pronounce polytonally (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of polytonality

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Polytonality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polytonality. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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