tonality: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tō-nal'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
    1. the sum of relations, melodic and harmonic, existing between the tones of a scale or musical system.
    2. a particular scale or system of tones; a key.
  1. (in painting, graphics, etc.) the system of tones or tints, or the color scheme, of a picture.
  2. the quality of tones.
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