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noun as in innuendo

noun as in overtone

noun as in undertone

noun as in timbre

noun as in connotation


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Example Sentences

Letters were all right: they didn't harry you with emotional over-tones.

You cannot read with any over-tones in your voice, unless you understand the over-tones of what you are reading.

There are, however, no pure over-tones in the case of touch, as there are in nearly all sounds.

Both kinds of partial tones have again their faint over-tones.

The resonant over-tones of the bass in a men's chorus is not unsuggestive of the dying rumble of a big hollow-log drum.

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On this page you'll find 199 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to over-tones, such as: insinuation, allusion, aside, aspersion, hint, and implication.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.