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Arnold Schoenberg, whose music is generally used to define the term, atonal music, was opposed to the term.
  music that does not exhibit the traditional hierarchy of chord progressions and key signatures
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atonal atonality
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  • Arnold Schoenberg, whose music is generally used to define the term, atonal music, was opposed to the term.
  • His rhythm was different, atonal and strange, but not unpleasant.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The effect (described as timeless, sustained ecstasy) is elicited by certain atonal vibrations referred to as semuta music.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Now he let a panful of broken glass slide into one of the bags with an atonal jingle.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo

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  • The guns beat their heavy, atonal music into the air.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • I think it is finally my atonal screeching that awakes them.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • FORE!) His nervous humming broke into low, atonal song: "Lou, Lou, skip to m’ Lou, skip to m’ Lou my daaarlin…" Hadn’t Mr. Hallorann been right?
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
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Associated words [difficulty]:   atonal [8] , blues [1] , aria [4] , crescendo [4] , timbre [4] , fugue [5] , a cappella [7] , cantata [7] , chamber music [7] , rondo [7] , libretto [8] , blue note [9] , chanson [9] , polyphonic [9]
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