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noun as in suggestion, whisper

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It is this kind of abstraction that leads to more mythology, more heroic narratives, more undertones of patriotic martyrdom.

The taste is intense, with hard-hitting wormwood flavor and lemony undertones.

But any art form made by women—often black women—and then collected by two gay men has unavoidable political undertones.

Rock music of different stripes is wildly popular in Turkey and can sometimes have political undertones.

"We would be intellectually dishonest if we didn't acknowledge the racial undertones in this case," he said.

She and Anne stood together at an open window, the one eagerly asking questions, the other answering, all in undertones.

Gerbault and Gane were given to conversation in undertones, and Bailey pursued mysterious purposes in lisping whispers.

In the other a great quietness, a few people standing in little knots and speaking almost in undertones.

None of these first undertones of the spring symphony went unmarked by Doris Cleveland.

It didn't smell like the heat of the tank's engines; it smelled like molten metal, with undertones of burned flesh.


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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to undertones, such as: undercurrent, tinge, overtone, connotation, atmosphere, and trace.

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