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overtone

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvərtəʊn; ˈəʊvətəʊn/

Translation of overtone in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (suggestion, hint) (usually plural/generalmente en plural) dejo (masculine), deje (masculine) (Spain/España) there was an overtone of hostility in his voice había una nota or un dejo or (Spain/España) un deje de hostilidad en su voz the film had clear political overtones la película tenía un claro trasfondo político
    Example sentences
    • His vibrant paintings offer traditional scenes of Nigerian villages and tribal customs, with only a few subtle political overtones.
    • The term ‘reactionary force’ has political overtones and historical connotations.
    • In furthering this project, I suggest, it is critical to establish the play's precise date if we would recuperate political overtones and connotations activated in the earliest productions.
  • 2 [Music/Música] armónico (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • This third phase of tonal theory argued in favour of a natural basis for major - minor tonality in the overtones of the harmonic series.
    • The principle is the same, but the notes become even more complex through the use of harmonic overtones and (again, my guess) unconventional bowing.
    • The fundamental and its overtones are set into vibration very quickly, and it would take someone with a very keen aural sense to hear all of these tones separately.

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