Definitions of overtone
  1. noun
    (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
    overtones of despair”
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    type of:
    import, meaning, significance, signification
    the message that is intended or expressed or signified
  2. noun
    a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
    synonyms: partial, partial tone
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    type of:
    a tone that is a component of a complex sound
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