undertone

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undertone (plural undertones)

  1. an auditory tone of low pitch or volume
  2. an implicit message perceived subtly alongside, but not detracting noticeably from, the explicit message conveyed in or by a book, film, verbal dialogue or similar (contrast with overtone); an undercurrent
  3. a pale colour, or one seen underneath another colour

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