[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌtoʊn/ ]
[ UK /ˈə‍ʊvətˌə‍ʊn/ ]
  1. (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
    overtones of despair
  2. a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
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How To Use overtone In A Sentence

  • And when I see how many people are being sucked into gold investments from all those cheesy radio and TV ads (with their overt or sometimes explicit survivalist overtones), I see another bubble being blown that at some sad point will go blooey. Fox Business News, Where Green Arrows Turn Brown Eyes Blue: James Wolcott
  • Once Roma were level, that incident acquired ominous overtones retrospectively.
  • Our first reaction is enthralled delight, but then ominous overtones register.
  • To suggest - as some critics have - that the memoir owes its power to "Proustian" overtones is ridiculous. Books, Inq. — The Epilogue
  • The organization's cultural activities took on political overtones.
  • The title nags at me the same way Google does – moral and righteous overtones applied to a company that seems to me to be remarkably amoral I’m not not saying immoral. WWJeffD? « BuzzMachine
  • Less than a year before the convention, it is hard not to find political overtones in virtually everything the president says and does.
  • The hunt has strong religious overtones, and it can only succeed if harmony and peace prevail.
  • This allows either the crystal's fundamental frequency or its third overtone to be selected.
  • It's a movie with very strong spiritual undertones and overtones.
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