overtones (plural noun)
  1. a musical tone which is a part of the harmonic series above a fundamental note, and may be heard with it.
    • physics
      a component of any oscillation whose frequency is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency.
  2. (overtones)
    a subtle or subsidiary quality, implication, or connotation.
    "the decision may have political overtones"
mid 19th century: from over- + tone, suggested by German Oberton.
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the decision may have political overtones.
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Laguages Translations
Arabic (NOUN)يغلب
Bosnian (Latin) intonacija
Bulgarian (NOUN)оттенък
Cantonese (Traditional) 氾音
Catalan harmònic
Chinese Simplified 泛音
Chinese Traditional 泛音
Croatian intonacija
Czech (NOUN)alikvotní
Dutch boventoon
Finnish (NOUN)yläsävel
French (NOUN)harmonique, diphonique, Overton, connotation
German (NOUN)Oberton
Greek απόηχος
Hebrew צליל עילי
Hungarian Felharmonikus
Icelandic yfirtón i
Indonesian (NOUN)nada
Italian (NOUN)Intonante, connotazione, sfumatura
Japanese (NOUN)倍音, ニュアンス
Korean 상 음
Latvian virstonis
Lithuanian (NOUN)obertonas
Persian لحن
Polish (NOUN)wydźwięk
Portuguese (NOUN)subtexto
Querétaro Otomi insinuación
Romanian (NOUN)subtext
Russian (NOUN)обертон
Serbian (Cyrillic) овертоне
Slovak podtón
Slovenian prizvok
Spanish (NOUN)insinuación, armónicos, matiz
Swedish (NOUN)överton
Tamil மக்களாகி
Telugu ఓవర్ టోన్
Thai เสียงสูงคู่แปด
Ukrainian (NOUN)обертон
Urdu اوورٹونی
Welsh naws
Yucatec Maya insinuación
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