undernote

undernote

(ˈʌndəˌnəʊt)
n
an intimation
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Electric lights sparkled from the ceiling, through the pillared way the ceaseless splashing of water from the fountains in the winter garden seemed like a soft undernote to the murmur of voices, the musical peals of laughter, the swirl of skirts, and the rhythm of flying feet.
She was like a study in undernotes, and yet"--Lovell paused a moment--"and yet no Spanish dancing woman, whose dark eyes and voluptuous figure have won her the crown of the demi-monde, ever possessed that innate and mystic gift of kindling passion like that woman.
The lamb had a similarly dank undernote. But the meat was cooked to disintegration point and button mushrooms really brightened this up.
That pharmacy has also lasted, in a much larger, more deluxe incarnation across the avenue, and though it no longer has a lunch counter I sometimes smell the ghost of bacon past in there, a tangy notional undernote to the cloying perfumes in the air.
This is a sophisticated specialty for gourmands who enjoy cheese with a spicy undernote.
A DEEP, moody, dark red, this wine has a whole mix of aromas and is full of leathery, spicy pepper with a savoury undernote. It's on the pricey side, but just the ticket for an extra-special treat.
And for all the brilliant sleight of hand, for all the wit and bravura, for all the savage intelligence, the undernote of Berryman is pathos ranging to grief.
The box says that this is organic lavender, yet there is a strange, acidic undernote, which is a little disturbing.
The oregano adds a surprisingly unobtrusive layer of grassy undernotes to your adobo's familiar salty and sour profile.
Little canary--harbinger of danger, listener, soul-self--sings-in Wright's soft undernotes.
Pungent with strong hints of elderflower and undernotes of blossom, it's soft, creamy, and less tangy than some.
Here the "undernotes" are in sharp contrast to the piercing in the first act, where the notes, as the nails that bind Prometheus, merely torture the flesh and leave the soul lifeless.