Definition of 'overtone'
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Relations with Britain have subsequently been tinged with racial overtones. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the contest is riddled with corruption and murky politics, tinged with racial overtones. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Not all of the issues were religious, although they had religious overtones at times. Christianity Today (2000)But it's almost too slick for emotional engagement and beyond its generalised political overtones the play lacks solid ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Music with no religious overtones, music in public, began to appear as an undesirable thing for more and more of the population. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006)
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Used Occasionally. overtone is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'overtone'
British English: overtone NOUN
If something has overtones of a particular thing or quality, it suggests that thing or quality but does not openly express it.
The strike has taken on overtones of a civil rights campaign.
Definition of overtone from the Collins English Dictionary
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