Definition of microtonality in English:

microtonality

noun

Music
  • See microtone

    • ‘For myself, however, I have had different approaches to microtonality at different times.’
    • ‘On most wind instruments microtonality is applicable with the help of special blowing techniques and fingerings.’
    • ‘The philosophy of microtonality contends that alternatives exist to the traditional Western 12-tone equal temperament system.’
    • ‘The microtonality is so rich, so expressive, and it reveals a great deal of emotional quality.’
    • ‘In today's podcast, we're going to hear from 10 microtonal composers, in a feast of microtonality.’