What does tonal mean?

Definitions for tonalˈtoʊn l

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tonal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tonic, tonal(adj)

    employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words

    "Chinese is a tonal language"

  2. tonal(adj)

    having tonality; i.e. tones and chords organized in relation to one tone such as a keynote or tonic


  1. tonal(Adjective)

    of or relating to tones or tonality

  2. tonal(Adjective)

    employing tones that have a predictable relationship to some tonic

  3. tonal(Adjective)

    employing differences in pitch to distinguish differences in the meaning of otherwise similar words


  1. Tonal

    Tonal is a concept within the study of Mesoamerican religion, myth, folklore and anthropology. It refers to the belief found in many indigenous Mesoamerican cultures that a person upon being born acquires a close spiritual link to an animal, a link that lasts throughout the lives of both creatures. It is in this way similar to the concept of Totem.

Anagrams for tonal »

  1. Alton

  2. Laton

  3. Talon


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tonal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tonal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kristen Stewart:

    Once Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg got going, that tonal quality that's so familiar and immediately recognizable, it just happened, i think Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg kind of nailed it.

Images & Illustrations of tonal

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