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o·ver·tone

 (ō′vər-tōn′)
n.
1. An ulterior, usually implicit meaning or quality; an implication or a hint: an overtone of anger barely masked; praise with overtones of envy.
2. See harmonic.

overtone

(ˈəʊvəˌtəʊn)
n
1. (often plural) additional meaning or nuance: overtones of despair.
2. (Classical Music) music acoustics any of the tones, with the exception of the fundamental, that constitute a musical sound and contribute to its quality, each having a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency. See also harmonic7, partial6

o•ver•tone

(ˈoʊ vərˌtoʊn)

n.
1. an acoustical frequency that is higher than and simultaneous with the fundamental in a complex musical tone.
2. an additional, usu. implicit meaning or quality.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overtone - (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality; "overtones of despair"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
meaning, signification, import, significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
2.overtone - a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
harmonic - a tone that is a component of a complex sound

overtone

noun (often plural) connotation, association, suggestion, sense, hint, flavour, implication, significance, nuance, colouring, innuendo, undercurrent, intimation a powerful story, with religious overtones
Translations

overtone

[ˈəʊvətəʊn] N
1. (= hint, element) a speech with a hostile overtoneun discurso con cierto tono hostil
the strike has political overtonesla huelga tiene un trasfondo político
a play with religious overtonesuna obra con connotaciones religiosas
a wine with citrus overtonesun vino con un cierto sabor cítrico
2. (= connotation) [of word, phrase] → connotación f
3. (= insinuation) → insinuación f
his behaviour was full of sexual overtonesno paraba de insinuarse
4. (Mus) → armónico m

overtone

n
(Mus) → Oberton m
(fig)Unterton m; political overtonespolitische Untertöne pl; what are the precise overtones of this word?was klingt bei diesem Wort alles mit?

overtone

[ˈəʊvəˌtəʊn] n
a. often pl (fig) → sfumatura
b. (Mus) overtones nplarmoniche fpl superiori, ipertoni mpl
References in classic literature ?
Her appreciation of the ridiculous was keen, and in all things she unerringly saw and felt, where it existed, the touch of sham, the overshading, the overtone.
Bog-lights, vapours of mysticism, psychic overtones, soul orgies, wailings among the shadows, weird gnosticisms, veils and tissues of words, gibbering subjectivisms, gropings and maunderings, ontological fantasies, pan-psychic hallucinations--this is the stuff, the phantasms of hope, that fills your bookshelves.
Hefele's first or even most impressive video, nor are hers the only overtone singing examples available on YouTube, the popular video sharing website.
The Congress has come out strongly against the BJP's concept of a " Congressmukt Bharat", describing the slogan as a pipedream of the ruling party though it has ominous overtones to it and implies the end of a secular state.
Farkas and many other authors write out overtone exercises in all other keys (i.
a new horn that uses the same overtone series relationship but at a different fundamental pitch.
GARDNER - Members of the Overtones - sometimes they were called the Fourtones - were considered by those who knew them as true musicians who all had a great sense of humor.
Regardless of whatever great adventure is next on the agenda for The Overtones - completed by founding members Mike Crawshaw, Darren Everest, Mark Franks and Timmy Matley - their collective excitement is focused heavily on the release of Higher.
PT: Well, the title of her painting was Fall, and an overtone is a reverberation, like an afterimage in music.
The mood is sometimes dark, with earthbound colors predominating, and sometimes light, with an overtone of sunny yellow.
Cloudy, grayish blurs, printed on rice paper and collaged onto the canvas like the cards, turn out to have a surprisingly political overtone.
The EG2001 was benchmarked with competitive high-frequency oscillator solutions using both Inverted-Mesa and 3rd Overtone designs.