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to•nal•i•ty



Pronunciation: (tō-nal'i-tē), [key]
n.,
pl. -ties.

1. Music.
a. the sum of relations, melodic and harmonic, existing between the tones of a scale or musical system.
b. a particular scale or system of tones; a key.
2. (in painting, graphics, etc.) the system of tones or tints, or the color scheme, of a picture.
3. the quality of tones.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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