English - Pronunciation
English - Etymology 1
tone + -al
- Of or relating to tones or tonality.
- (music) Employing tones that have a predictable relationship to some tonic.
- (linguistics) Employing differences in pitch (tones) to distinguish differences in the meaning of otherwise similar words (words which would otherwise be homophonic).
English - Etymology 2
- (in Mesoamerican mythology) An animal companion which accompanies a person from birth to death.