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American English: /ˈoʊvərˌtoʊn/
British English: /ˈəʊvətəʊn/

Translation of overtone in Spanish:


  • 1 (suggestion, hint) (usually plural) there was an overtone of hostility in his voice
    había una nota or un dejo or (Spain) 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)
    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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