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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