Meaning of OVERTONE in English

OVERTONE

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

political

Furthermore, these viewpoints in this problem situation are very emotive as they have moral and political overtones .

The course was moved to Reinhardt College in 1994, after complaints about its political overtones stirred a controversy at Kennesaw State.

It is extremely difficult to believe that this cult did not have political overtones .

We had a disastrous snowfall which had serious political overtones .

The industry has always claimed that this was a purely technical decision without any political overtones .

A committee of the sort called for by Cunningham would be a rarity in the Capitol and would have unavoidable political overtones .

racial

This message had clearly coded racial overtones and appealed to many working-class whites, particularly in rural areas of the recession-hit state.

But there are clear racial overtones , which the press has been quick to highlight.

In fact, in the Brixton gang trial, the racial and class overtones of the case were often quite evident.

religious

The hunt has strong religious overtones , and it can only succeed if harmony and peace prevail.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Be mindful, while you communicate, of the overtones as well as the basic content of your message.

Furthermore, these viewpoints in this problem situation are very emotive as they have moral and political overtones.

It is an informal, forward looking activity with no overtones of criticism.

It was an unofficial meeting with official overtones.

The suggestion for a moratorium on nuclear testing, with its overtones of propaganda, was old and unexciting.

To me it held overtones of rot and decomposition, perhaps imaginary because of my worries about the condition of the raft.

We had a disastrous snowfall which had serious political overtones.

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