- pertaining to mode, as distinguished from key.
- based on a scale other than major or minor.
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OTHER WORDS FROM modalmod·al·ly, adverbnon·mod·al, adjectivenon·mod·al·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for modal
Columbia’s jersey sheets are made from super-soft 100 percent modal jersey with Omni-wick, moisture-wicking technology to keep you dry yet insulated.Best sheets: Choose the right bed linens for a good night’s sleep|Carsen Joenk|December 18, 2020|Popular Science
These elements usually include forms, buttons, navigations, dropdowns, alerts, modals, tabs, accordions, carousels, tooltips, and so on.
Again, modal propositions cannot be reduced to the common form by joining the modality to the predicate, and turning, e.g.Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic|William Stebbing
Dupliciter is always modal; in two different manners, with double purpose; bifariam is local, in two places, or two parts.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes|Ludwig Dderlein
I cant take that; it would not even cover my outlay— Ta buleh-lah tuan, ta pulang modal sahaya.A Manual of the Malay language|William Edward Maxwell
Others are modal in character, such as 'What shall we do with the drunken sailor?'The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties|Richard Runciman Terry
The present sample is not adequate to indicate extreme or modal dates with reasonable accuracy.The Breeding Birds of Kansas|Richard F. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for modal
- qualifying or expressing a qualification of the truth of some statement, for example, as necessary or contingent
- relating to analogous qualifications such as that of rules as obligatory or permissive