Word "TONAL" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Adjective
Definition:
employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words
Synonyms:
tonic
Examples:
Chinese is a tonal language

Part of Speech:
Adjective
Definition:
having tonality; i.e. tones and chords organized in relation to one tone such as a keynote or tonic

Crossword Clues for TONAL

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Having musical qualities The Guardian Speedy 27 Nov 2022
Like Mandarin Chinese Wall Street Journal 12 Nov 2022
Pitch-related New York Times 08 Oct 2022
Sound-related Thomas Joseph 29 Sep 2022
Like the Navajo language New York Times 23 Sep 2022
Having a key Wall Street Journal 22 Sep 2022
Not dissonant Thomas Joseph 25 Jun 2022
Not dissonant Thomas Joseph 15 Jun 2022
Like the Cantonese language USA Today 12 Jun 2022
Having a key Wall Street Journal 07 Apr 2022
Of pitch Universal 01 Apr 2022
Like the Lao language USA Today 04 Jan 2022
(Of music) relating to keys The Times Concise 23 Nov 2021
Like the Lao language Universal 22 Nov 2021
Of music, using conventional keys and harmony The Times Specialist Sunday 03 Oct 2021
Melodious LA Times Daily 26 Sep 2021
Melodious The Washington Post 26 Sep 2021
Using traditional harmony Wall Street Journal 14 Sep 2021
Melodic The Times Concise 29 Aug 2021
Like the Hmong language New York Times 01 Aug 2021
Like the Vietnamese language Universal 29 Jun 2021
Like music that uses conventional keys and harmony New York Times 23 May 2021
Like Mandarin Chinese Universal 21 May 2021
Like Romantic music LA Times Daily 10 Apr 2021
Like Romantic music The Washington Post 10 Apr 2021
Harmonic The Washington Post 08 Feb 2021
Harmonic LA Times Daily 08 Feb 2021
Sound-related Thomas Joseph 05 Feb 2021
Like Mandarin and Igbo, linguistically USA Today 22 Sep 2020
Like many Asian languages Wall Street Journal 21 Sep 2020
Relating to pitches LA Times Daily 14 Aug 2020
Relating to pitches The Washington Post 14 Aug 2020
Carrying a key? New York Times 12 Jul 2020
Opposite of dissonant The Washington Post Sunday 28 Jun 2020
Of chords and keys Newsday 22 May 2020
Having a key Wall Street Journal 25 Apr 2020
With a key The Times Concise 19 Apr 2020
Sound-related Eugene Sheffer 17 Mar 2020
Melodic Newsday 26 Feb 2020
Like the Vietnamese language
Pitch-related USA Today 28 Nov 2019
Having a conventional key and harmony Wall Street Journal 21 Oct 2019
Based on major and minor scales New York Times 13 Aug 2019
Like almost all music Jonesin 06 Aug 2019
Having a key, in music LA Times Daily 05 Aug 2019
Having a key, in music The Washington Post 05 Aug 2019
Like Cantonese Universal 31 Jul 2019
Pitch-related Premier Sunday 12 May 2019
Related to pitches New York Times 31 Mar 2019
Not dissonant Wall Street Journal 13 Feb 2019
Having a key, in music
Not dissonant
Having a conventional key and harmony
Related to pitches
Based on major and minor scales
Like Cantonese
Having variations in pitch Universal 15 Dec 2018
Like music with traditional harmony New York Times 12 Nov 2018
Like Mandarin New York Times 05 Sep 2018
With musical sounds Universal 24 Jul 2018
Like the Vietnamese language New York Times 19 Jul 2018
About musical pitch Universal 19 Jul 2018
Harmonic and melodic Newsday 25 May 2018
Unlike many Alban Berg compositions The Washington Post Sunday 18 Mar 2018
Put on alcove section with a key The Sun Two Speed 05 Mar 2018
Like music with traditional harmony
Having variations in pitch
With musical sounds
About musical pitch
Like Mandarin
According to key The Sun Two Speed 18 Dec 2017
Having a key in Boston allowable The Sun Two Speed 18 Dec 2017
Of musical pitch Premier Sunday 03 Dec 2017
Relating to musical pitch USA Today 15 Aug 2017
Relating to a musical key Universal 28 Jul 2017
Like music that uses keys The Times Concise 21 Jun 2017
Not dissonant Thomas Joseph 15 Jun 2017
In recession, US city not of sound character The Telegraph Toughie 07 Jun 2017
Out on a limb embracing this style of music The Times Cryptic 15 May 2017
Of pitch Newsday 27 Apr 2017
Like Mandarin Chinese, linguistically LA Times Daily 14 Apr 2017
Like Mandarin Chinese, linguistically The Washington Post 14 Apr 2017
__ center (C, for Ravel's ''Boléro'') Newsday 01 Apr 2017
Like much music New York Times 28 Feb 2017
Like many sub-Saharan languages New York Times 24 Feb 2017
Having a key, musically USA Today 14 Feb 2017
Having a key, musically
Like many sub-Saharan languages
Like much music
Relating to musical pitch
Like Mandarin Chinese, linguistically
Relating to a musical key
Pertaining to pitch Premier Sunday 16 Oct 2016
Key-based, in music The Washington Post 07 Sep 2016
Key-related USA Today 20 Jul 2016
Pitch-related New York Times 06 Jul 2016
Having a musical key USA Today 12 May 2016
Pitch-related Universal 27 Apr 2016
Having a musical key Universal 23 Mar 2016
Of musical sound Universal 13 Mar 2016
Having a key, in music USA Today 01 Mar 2016
Relating to musical notes USA Today 29 Jan 2016
Pitch-related
Like Romantic music
Relating to musical notes
Not dissonant, musically
Key-related
Having a musical key
Not dissonant, musically USA Today 06 Nov 2015
Like Mandarin or Cantonese New York Times 20 Sep 2015
Employing variations in pitch USA Today 14 Sep 2015
Written in conventional keys and harmony The Times Concise 21 May 2015
Melodic and harmonic Eugene Sheffer 11 May 2015
Of musical quality Universal 02 Apr 2015
Unlike much Schoenberg music New York Times 01 Mar 2015
Relating to certain sounds
Relating to conventional harmony
Employing variations in pitch
Like Mandarin or Cantonese
Of musical quality
Melodious
Melodic
Unlike much Schoenberg music
Harmonic
Keyed
Melodic
Relating to musical pitch
Based in a particular key, musically
Having a key, in music
Describing pitch
Describing pitch
Melodious
Harmonic
Of musical sounds
Key-related
Having melody and harmony
Like most music
Having melody and harmony
Like the Navajo language
Like pop music
In a musical key
Like pop music
Harmonic
Like Schubert's music
Having a key center
Concerning musical pitch
Unlike the opera "Wozzeck"
Like most Western music
Like most music
Like Schubert's music
Harmonic
Having melodic harmony
Relating to musical pitch
Of harmonic sounds
Having melody and harmony
Pitch-related
Like Romantic music
Having melodic harmony
Having harmony
Pitch-related
Relating to musical pitch
Of timbre
Having a key, musically
Of musical pitch
Harmonic and melodic
Relating to pitch
Relating to pitch
Like the Chinese language
Harmonic and melodic
Varied in pitch
Pitch descriptor
Of pitch
Having melody and harmony
Employing pitch
Pitch-related
Pitch-related
Like Mozart's music
Like Chinese, as a language
Of a musical key
Having a key
Keyed
Unlike modern music
In key
Like Mozart's music
Having a musical key
Melodic
Related to sound quality
Of sound quality
Pitched
Relating to pitch
With a key
Like Chopin's music
Having to do with sound quality
Like Chopin's music
Key-related
Having a musical key
Written in a specific key, e.g.
Keyed, as most music
Like Schubert's music, e.g.
Melodious
Possessing sound quality
Of pitch
In a musical key
Employing pitch
Pitch-related
Like some music
Of sound quality
Having harmony
Of a pitch
Pertaining to pitch
Having a key
In a musical key
Referring to pitch
Like Schubert's music, e.g.
Having a key
Like Schubert's music, e.g.
Not dissonant
Of musical quality
Possessing melody and harmony
Of chords
Pitch-related
Of sound quality
Of a color scheme
In a musical key
Possessing sound quality
Like most music
Like some 20th century music
Melodic
Written in a specified key
Melodious
Of harmonic sounds
Scaly?
Of musical pitch
In a key
Of a musical key
Melodious
Musical
Of sound
Of musical sounds
Musical
Concerning color
Unlike most modern music
Like music
Having sound
Having melodic harmony
Not dissonant, musically
Relating to pitch
Harmonic
Kind of fugue
Having a key, in music
Unlike most modern music
Harmonizing
Pitched
Like most music
Of pitch
Of keys and chords
Having a keynote
Of timbre
Of sounds of music
Of music having a key
Of musical pitch
Of sound
Like a fugue
Pertaining to pitch
Of muscular vigor
Kind of inflection
Of musical sound quality
Of notes
Musically pleasant
Opposed to modal
Like Schönberg's early work
Harmonious
Relating to pitch
Of muscular power
Of a musical key
Relating to keys and chords
Of sound quality
Kind of fugue
Adjective for a fugue
Of melody
Not dissonant
Pertaining to sound
Relating to sound
Having melody
Of sounds
Having sound
Having musical quality
Musical term
Of musical keys
Of sound.
Musical term.
Of musical sounds
Chromatic.
Having sound quality.
Pertaining to color or music.
Of musical quality.
Relating to sound.
Pertaining to musical keys.
Pertaining to musical sound.
Of a sound.
Pertaining to muscular vigor.
Term in music.
Of musical sound.
Of sound quality.
Pertaining to sound: Music.
Of harmony.
Modulatory.
Characterizing sound.
Pertaining to music.
Pleasing to the ear
Musical
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