Definitions of tonality
  1. noun
    any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music
    synonyms: key
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    atonalism, atonality
    the absence of a key; alternative to the diatonic system
    major key, major mode
    a key whose harmony is based on the major scale
    minor key, minor mode
    a key based on the minor scale
    home key, tonic key
    the basic key in which a piece of music is written
    type of:
    musical notation
    (music) notation used by musicians
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