Tonality definition

tō-nălĭ-tē
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Quality of tone.
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(art) The color scheme of a painting.
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Tonality is the quality of a tone, the combination of colors used in a painting, or how the tones of a musical composition are combined.

An example of tonality is the pitch of a person's singing voice.

An example of tonality is a painting with a cool color scheme.

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The scheme or interrelation of the tones in a painting.
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A system or arrangement of seven tones built on a tonic key.
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The arrangement of all the tones and chords of a composition in relation to a tonic.
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In composition, the organization of tones around a central or pivotal tone or pitch class.
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In music based on the major-minor system,
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(music) A sound of specific pitch and quality; timbre.
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(music) The quality of all the tones in a composition heard in relation to the tonic.
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The interrelation of the tones in a painting.
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(music) The system of seven tones built on a tonic key; the 24 major and minor scales.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tonality
Plural:
tonalities