tonality (plural tonalities)

  1. (music) The system of seven tones built on a tonic key; the 24 major and minor scales.
  2. (music) A sound of specific pitch and quality; timbre.
  3. (music) The quality of all the tones in a composition heard in relation to the tonic.
  4. The interrelation of the tones in a painting.
  • French: tonalité
  • Russian: тона́льность

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