Tonal meaning

tōnəl
Of or relating to tones, a tone, or tonality.
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Of a tone or tonality.
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Of or relating to tones or tonality.
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(music) Employing tones that have a predictable relationship to some tonic.
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(linguistics) Employing differences in pitch (tones) to distinguish differences in the meaning of otherwise similar words (words which would otherwise be homophonic).
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(in Mesoamerican mythology) An animal companion which accompanies a person from birth to death.
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Origin of tonal

  • From Nahuatl tōnalli (“day, day sign")

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  • tone +"Ž -al

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