Translation of tonal in Spanish:

tonal

tonal, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊn(ə)l//ˈtoʊnl/

adjective

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    (variation/quality) tonal
    • His sense of rhythmic freedom, elasticity of phrasing, romantic ardor, and caressing tonal hues set a new standard for the four Chopin Ballades.
    • Feldman specifies many tonal colors that the musicians go to pains to reproduce accurately and engagingly.
    • She manages beautifully subtle shifts in tempo without crossing over into the soupy, and she applies a large palette of tonal color tastefully.
    • Vietnamese is a tonal language; the meanings of words are determined by the pitch or tone at which the words are spoken.
    • The gorgeous tonal colors of this music have rarely glistened so brightly!
    • Her subtle shading, elegant phrasing, and expressive tonal colors were even more impressive.
    • His formula gives an exceptionally brilliant tonal rendition and a very cool image color.
    • His dazzling virtuosity and sweeping tonal palette made the music truly live.
    • 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.
    • The pronunciation is quite similar to Italian; there are no tones to trouble learners, as with Chinese, Vietnamese and other tonal languages; and the grammar is easier than German.
    • All this music needs is a virtuoso with technique to burn and a grand array of tonal colors.
    • Chinese is a tonal language: words are differentiated not just by sounds but by whether the intonation is rising or falling.
    • It is always refreshing to experience an outstanding début concert, especially when the artists display a balance of tonal beauty with insightful involving musicianship.
    • But both composers weave melodic material and unusual tonal colors in a way that is accessible, and worthy of repeated listening.
    • Backgrounds become darker and colours more tonal.
    • The Schubert was likewise a weaving of wonderful tonal colors and pianistic power.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • A lack of warm cantabile tone, tone subtleties and tonal gradation impoverished the rich melodic lines of the mentioned works.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The colors are primaries and secondaries, rich and tonal, with an occasional warm gray or black thrown in.
    • The point of a talking drum is to make noises which sound like words spoken in a tonal language - like Yoruba.
    • The attractive tonal colours derived from some fresh sounding natural horns and focused woodwind, as well as a superb string tone.
    • Her beautiful tonal shadings made the 1912 cycle Coleccion de Tonadillas Escritas en Estilo Antiguo by Enrique Granados a musical delight.
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    Music
    tonal
    • It sounded a bit like a tonal American symphony written by a Russian who knows his Britten.
    • This makes it difficult for contemporary composers to write interesting new tonal music without evoking a film score of some sort.
    • This process could not go on indefinitely, and in 1908 Schoenberg made the break into atonality, abandoning the attempt to fit atonal harmonies into tonal forms.
    • In this respect he forms the link between Wagner and Schoenberg, who was soon to complete the destruction of classical tonal harmony.
    • 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.