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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency; (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality.

Usage examples (36)
  • Any artistic abilities you may possess are given a strong dramatic overtone.
  • This word "overtone" is used unscientifically by many.
  • Edit we can linguistically deconstruct “evolve” into “e” (out) and “volve” (roll or turn with a kind of overtone of fold).
  • No pejorative overtone here. for more
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