employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words
"Chinese is a tonal language"
having tonality; i.e. tones and chords organized in relation to one tone such as a keynote or tonic
of or relating to tones or tonality
employing tones that have a predictable relationship to some tonic
employing differences in pitch to distinguish differences in the meaning of otherwise similar words
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.
The numerical value of tonal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of tonal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of tonal in a Sentence
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.
We certainly did n’t go into the season thinking that we needed to make a tonal shift, even last year when ‘ Last Man ’ was canceled, we really looked for an opportunity to move it to our schedule and we just did n’t have the right show to pair it with. We did n’t have the right opportunity. It was a really compressed time when it was canceled at the very end in May. We were emboldened by the response we saw on ‘ Roseanne. ’ We saw it as an opportunity to pair those two shows together on Friday night.
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