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tonal

[tohn-l] /ˈtoʊn l/
adjective, Music.
1.
pertaining to or having tonality.
Origin of tonal
1770-1780
1770-80; < Medieval Latin tonālis. See tone, -al1
Related forms
tonally, adverb
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tonal

/ˈtəʊnəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to tone
2.
of, relating to, or utilizing the diatonic system; having an established key Compare atonal
3.
  1. (of an answer in a fugue) not having the same melodic intervals as the subject, so as to remain in the original key
  2. denoting a fugue as having such an answer Compare real1 (sense 11)
Derived Forms
tonally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for tonal
adj.

1776; see from tone + -al (1).

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