overtone Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “overtone” in the English Dictionary

"overtone" in British English

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overtonenoun [C]

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.təʊn/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.toʊn/
[usually plural] something that is ​suggested, but is not ​clearlystated: The ​concert was ​supposed to be a ​charityevent but it hadstrongpolitical overtones. There was an overtone ofregret in his ​farewellspeech.
specialized physics, music a frequency of a ​sound that is ​higher than the fundamental (= the ​lowestnormalfrequency)
(Definition of overtone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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overtonenoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈoʊ·vərˌtoʊn/
a ​quality, ​attitude, or ​emotion that is ​suggested in ​addition to what is ​stated: His ​music has been called R&B with ​jazz overtones.
(Definition of overtone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “overtone”
in Chinese (Simplified) 暗示, 弦外之音, 言外之意…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暗示, 弦外之音, 言外之意…
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