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synonyms for overtone

  • connotation
  • flavor
  • meaning
  • nuance
  • tone
  • undercurrent
  • undertone
  • association
  • inference
  • innuendo
  • intimation
  • sense
  • suggestion
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How to use overtone in a sentence

Croft’s basic personality and backstory remained in place, but it had a darker, more brooding overtone.
THE WOMEN WHO BROUGHT LARA CROFT TO LIFESTACEY HENLEYOCTOBER 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Today, her phrase “birth control” suggests overtones of control by the state or others, and is no longer commonly used.
HOW MEDICINE SOUGHT TO CONTROL WOMEN’S BODIES WHILE IGNORING THEIR SYMPTOMSSUSAN OKIEJULY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There were racial overtones to that kind of perception of the ingredient.
HOW AND WHEN TO USE GARLIC POWDER, A RELIABLE SEASONING THAT DESERVES RESPECTAARON HUTCHERSONJUNE 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Space started as a duopoly as the United States and the Soviet Union vied for supremacy in a geopolitical contest with loud military overtones.
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Gender boundaries were rigidly policed, at times with moral overtones, and the social pressures laid upon men and women were very real.
WHAT STEREOTYPES ABOUT VIKING MASCULINITY GET WRONGNEIL PRICEAUGUST 25, 2020TIME
Since this is a law of vibration, it is unscientific to speak of giving an overtone, for all tones contain overtones.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
Impassioned it continued, and yet with the overtone of a great pity and tenderness now vibrating through it.
ROBERT ANNYS: POOR PRIESTANNIE NATHAN MEYER
But now quiet, save for an undescribable, whispering overtone that seemed to permeate the air.
THE WHISPERING SPHERESRUSSELL ROBERT WINTERBOTHAM
In any overtone, the number of the parts or vibrating segments of the string is one more than the number of the overtone.
PHYSICSWILLIS EUGENE TOWER
And the tinkle of myriad glass wind bells held a maddening overtone.
SHOCK TREATMENTSTANLEY MULLEN
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERTONE

  • association
  • coloring
  • essence
  • hint
  • meaning
  • nuance
  • overtone
  • significance
  • suggestion
  • undertone
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