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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A low or quiet sound. Also: A color seen through and changing another color.

Usage examples (38)
  • There was an undertone of blue in the rose colored wall.
  • Often with a strange kind of undertone, which is supposed to frighten us.
  • For the green eyes the undertone is a purple tone which CoverGirl has named Black Ruby.
  • If they’re related, then the undertone is that “you’re not one of us because you’re not in our family.” for more
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