Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun modal

1 sense of modal

Sense 1
modal auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary, modal verb, modal -- (an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality)
       => auxiliary verb -- (a verb that combines with another verb in a verb phrase to help form tense, mood, voice, or condition of the verb it combines with)

Antonyms of adj modal

1 of 3 senses of modal

Sense 1
modal (prenominal), average -- (relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30")

INDIRECT (VIA normal) -> abnormal, unnatural -- (not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food")

Similarity of adj modal

3 senses of modal

Sense 1
modal (prenominal), average -- (relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30")
       => normal (vs. abnormal) -- (conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events")

Sense 2
modal -- (of or relating to a musical mode; especially written in an ecclesiastical mode)

Sense 3
modal -- (relating to or expressing the mood of a verb; "modal auxiliary")

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