how to pronounce tonal


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the above transcription of tonal is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

tonal is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of tonal in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… lint and finally over tonal montage is …”

meanings of tonal


  1. Employing differences in pitch (tones) to distinguish differences in the meaning of otherwise similar words (words which would otherwise be homophonic).
  2. Of or relating to the general character, mood, or trend of something.
  3. Employing tones that have a predictable relationship to some tonic.
  4. Of or relating to tones or tonality.


  1. An animal companion which accompanies a person from birth to death.

tonal frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tonal occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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