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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: modalis, from Latin modus; MODE

modal

2 adjective
     
Related topics: Music
modal2 technical
1 [only before noun] modal meanings are concerned with the attitude of the speaker to the hearer or to what is being said
2APM related to or written in a musical mode (5)
modality noun [uncountable]

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