Meaning of OVERTONE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ -ˌtōn ]


Date: 1867


a. : one of the higher tones produced simultaneously with the fundamental and that with the fundamental comprise a complex musical tone : harmonic 1a

b. : harmonic 2

2. : the color of the light reflected (as by a paint)

3. : a secondary effect, quality, or meaning : suggestion , connotation

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