Adjective(1) employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words(2) having tonality; i.e. tones and chords organized in relation to one tone such as a keynote or tonic
(1) Feldman specifies many tonal colors that the musicians go to pains to reproduce accurately and engagingly.(2) Also, Chinese is a tonal language, which means that words change meaning depending on whether they're said with a rising tone, falling tone, falling then rising, or flat.(3) Eschewing the brilliant primaries of his still lifes of the 1920s, he limits himself to only a few colours, creating a tonal harmony closer perhaps to the work of fellow Iona painter George Houston than to the other colourists.(4) His formula gives an exceptionally brilliant tonal rendition and a very cool image color.(5) Putting that aside and simply listening to the sound itself, one hears a voice of remarkable purity and tonal beauty along with a command of style and color that any singer would kill for.(6) It is always refreshing to experience an outstanding dÔö£┬«but concert, especially when the artists display a balance of tonal beauty with insightful involving musicianship.(7) But both composers weave melodic material and unusual tonal colors in a way that is accessible, and worthy of repeated listening.(8) Add to that the fact that I love Massenet because his music is tonal and well harmonised, and you have some idea of my style.(9) Chinese is a tonal language: words are differentiated not just by sounds but by whether the intonation is rising or falling.(10) The point of a talking drum is to make noises which sound like words spoken in a tonal language - like Yoruba.(11) A lack of warm cantabile tone, tone subtleties and tonal gradation impoverished the rich melodic lines of the mentioned works.(12) Vietnamese is a tonal language; the meanings of words are determined by the pitch or tone at which the words are spoken.(13) I always went along when Dad played the organ and one day I started helping to pull the registers, something that maybe had an early influence on the choice of tonal colors that now play an important role in my job.(14) One rule of thumb is that muted pinks in the warmer tonal families will generally flatter almost any skin color or tone regardless of age.(15) She manages beautifully subtle shifts in tempo without crossing over into the soupy, and she applies a large palette of tonal color tastefully.(16) In this respect he forms the link between Wagner and Schoenberg, who was soon to complete the destruction of classical tonal harmony.
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Different Formstonal, tonalities, tonality, tonally
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