overtone

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over + tone, from German Oberton.

Noun[edit]

overtone (plural overtones)

  1. (physics, music) A tone whose frequency is an integer multiple of another; a harmonic
  2. An implicit message (in a film, book, verbal discussion or similar) perceived as overwhelming the explicit message. See undertone.

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]