Meaning of OVERTONE in English


■ noun

1》 a musical tone which is a part of the harmonic series above a fundamental note, and may be heard with it.

2》 a subtle or subsidiary quality, implication, or connotation.

3》 Physics a component of any oscillation whose frequency is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency.


C19: from over- + tone , suggested by Ger. Oberton .

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