[ri-ley-tid] /rɪˈleɪ tɪd/

associated; connected.
allied by nature, origin, kinship, marriage, etc.
Music. (of tones) belonging to a melodic or harmonic series, so as to be susceptible of close connection.
connected; associated
connected by kinship or marriage
(in diatonic music) denoting or relating to a key that has notes in common with another key or keys

“connected by blood or marriage,” 1702, past participle adjective from relate (v.). Related: Relatedness.


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