Meaning of overtone

o•ver•tone

Pronunciation: (ō'vur-tōn"), [key]
— n.
  1. an acoustical frequency that is higher in frequency than the fundamental.
  2. an additional, usually subsidiary and implicit meaning or quality: an aesthetic theory with definite political overtones.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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