tonal

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adjective ton·al \ˈtō-nəl\

Definition of tonal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to tone, tonality, or tonicity

  2. 2 :  having tonality

tonally

play \-nəl-ē\ adverb

1776

First Known Use of tonal

1776


TONAL Defined for English Language Learners

tonal

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adjective ton·al \ˈtō-nəl\

Definition of tonal for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to musical or color tones

  • music : having or based in a particular key

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