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English definition of “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.
Types of music
(Definition of tonal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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