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Translations for 'modal'

  • British English: modal In grammar, a modal or a modal auxiliary is a word such as 'can' or 'would' which is used with a main verb to express ideas such as possibility, intention, or necessity. NOUN
  • Brazilian Portuguese: modal
  • Chinese: 情态动词情态態动動词詞
  • European Spanish: modal
  • French: auxiliaire modal
  • German: Modalverb
  • Italian: verbo modale
  • Japanese: 法助動詞
  • Korean: 조동사
  • Portuguese: modal
  • Spanish: modal

Example Sentences Including 'modal'

Blending Arabic modal themes, flamenco and jazz, the Spanish-based group manages to be rootsy and sophisticated at the same time.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Each of the modal systems is designed to take listeners and performers on a spiritual journey -- towards a pinnacle of nothingness.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
How far is it possible to determine the sectoral and modal pattern of comparative advantage, in a static and a dynamic sense?
Business Today (1999)
If it had come from anyone else, this " modal realism" would have been dismissed as idle speculation.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The modal figure of the individual, as a symbol of sacredness, was therefore believed to be imposed by society in pursuit of its own ends.
Beckford, James A Religion and Advanced Industrial Society
The music is modal in character and is quite a lyrical piece.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)


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