Synonyms of tonal


1. tonic, tonal

usage: employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words; "Chinese is a tonal language"

2. tonal (vs. atonal), keyed, diatonic, polytonal, toned, tonic

usage: having tonality; i.e. tones and chords organized in relation to one tone such as a keynote or tonic

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