polytonal
adjective see polytonality

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  • polytonal — polytonal, ale [ pɔlitɔnal ] adj. • 1908; de poly et tonal ♦ Mus. Qui admet ou comporte l existence simultanée de plusieurs tons. ⇒ tonal. La musique polytonale de Prokofiev, de Stravinski. Des accords polytonals. N. f. POLYTONALITÉ , 1922 . ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • polytonal — po|ly|to|nal 〈Adj.; Mus.〉 gleichzeitig mehrere Tonarten in den verschiedenen Stimmen aufweisend [<grch. polys „viel“ + tonos „Schall, Klang“] * * * po|ly|to|nal <Adj.> (Musik): die Polytonalität betreffend, zu ihr gehörend; nach den… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • polytonal — adjective using more than one key or tonality simultaneously (Freq. 1) exciting rhythms and polytonal harmonies • Similar to: ↑tonal • Derivationally related forms: ↑polytonality * * * polytonally, adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • polytonal — polytonally, adv. /pol ee tohn l/, adj. Music. marked by or using polytonality. [1920 25; POLY + TONAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • polytonal — adjective That uses two or more tonalities simultaneously See Also: polytonality …   Wiktionary

  • polytonal — po|ly|to|nal 〈Adj.; Musik〉 gleichzeitig mehrere Tonarten in den verschiedenen Stimmen aufweisend …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • polytonal — po|ly|to|nal: erschiedenen Tonarten angehörende Melodien od. Klangfolgen gleichzeitig aufweisend (Mus.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • polytonal — poly·tonal …   English syllables

  • List of polytonal pieces — *Samuel Barber:: Symphony No. 2 (1944) *Béla Bartók:: Mikrokosmos Volume 5 number 125: The opening (mm. 1 14) of Boating , (actually bimodality) in which the right hand uses pitches of the pentatonic scale on Eb and the left hand uses those of… …   Wikipedia

  • polytonale — ● polytonal, polytonale, polytonaux adjectif Relatif à la polytonalité …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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