tonal key

   Characteristics of color schemes that convey moods (psychological affects) and aesthetic effects. Also see chroma key, contrast key, temperature key, and value key.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • Tonal — may refer to:* Tonal (mythology), a concept appearing in the belief systems and traditions of Mesoamerican cultures, involving a spiritual link between a person and an animal * tonal language, a classification of languages where some combination… …   Wikipedia

  • key — key1 /kee/, n., pl. keys, adj., v., keyed, keying. n. 1. a small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt. 2. any of various devices resembling or functioning as a key: the key of a clock. 3. See key card. 4. something… …   Universalium

  • Key signature — For use in cryptography, see Key signature (cryptography). Key signature A major / F♯ minor with three sharps placed after the clef. In musical notation, a key signature is a series of sharp or …   Wikipedia

  • Key — /kee/, n. Francis Scott, 1780 1843, U.S. lawyer: author of The Star Spangled Banner. * * * I In music, system of pitches and harmonies generated from a scale of seven tones, one of which is predominantly important. Keys are a basic element of… …   Universalium

  • key — I [[t]ki[/t]] n. pl. keys, adj. v. 1) bui a small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt 2) any of various devices functioning as a key: the key of a clock[/ex] 3) something that affords a means to achive, master, or… …   From formal English to slang

  • Key (music) — Scale degree names[1] (C major scale). In music theory, the term key is used in many different and sometimes contradictory ways. A common use is to speak of music as being in a specific key, such as in the key of C major or in the key of F sharp …   Wikipedia

  • key — I. /ki / (say kee) noun (plural keys) 1. an instrument for fastening or opening a lock by moving its bolt. 2. a means of attaining, understanding, solving, etc.: the key to a problem. 3. a book or the like containing the solutions or translations …   Australian English dictionary

  • tonal — ton|al [ˈtəunl US ˈtou ] adj 1.) relating to tones of colour or sound ▪ The tonal range she uses is wide and varied. 2.) technical a piece of music that is tonal is based on a particular ↑key ≠ ↑atonal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tonal — adjective 1 connected with tones of colour or sound: The tonal range she uses is wide and varied. 2 technical a piece of music that is tonal is based on a particular key 1 (4) opposite atonal …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • key — key1 noun (plural keys) 1》 a small piece of shaped metal with incisions cut to fit the wards of a particular lock, which is inserted into the lock and rotated to open or close it or to operate a switch.     ↘an instrument for grasping and turning …   English new terms dictionary


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