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English definition of “tonal”

tonal

adjective uk   /ˈtəʊ.nəl/ us    /ˈtoʊ-/ specialized

tonal adjective (MUSICAL QUALITY)

relating to the quality of sound of a musical instrument or singing voiceTechnical music terms

tonal adjective (MUSICAL NOTES)

Tonal music is music that is based on major and minor keys.
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