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 .