Meaning of OVERTONE in English
/oh"veuhr tohn'/ , n.
1. Music. an acoustical frequency that is higher in frequency than the fundamental.
2. an additional, usually subsidiary and implicit meaning or quality: an aesthetic theory with definite political overtones.
[ 1865-70; trans. of G Oberton. See OVER-, TONE ]
Syn. 2. insinuation, suggestion, intimation, hint.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012