Translation of "overtone" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈəʊ.və.təʊn/ us /ˈoʊ.vɚ.toʊn/

something that is suggested, but is not clearly stated

The concert was supposed to be a charity event but it had strong political overtones.
There was an overtone of regret in his farewell speech.

specialized physics, music a frequency of a sound that is higher than the fundamental (= the lowest normal frequency)


(Translation of “overtone” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)