Tonal Definition

tōnəl
adjective
Of a tone or tonality.
Webster's New World

(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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noun
(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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