Root Word of the Day: ATONAL

atonal (adj) – lacking tone, key, or musical center
BREAKDOWN: A- (without) + TON- (tone) + -AL (pertaining to)
atony is a lack of muscle tone or energy
atonic means lacking tone or energy


This word is built on the root TON-, which means tension, tone, sound, or thunder.
Common TON- words include astonish, detonate, monotonous, thunder, tone, and tune.

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