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overtone

noun over·tone \-ˌtōn\

: an idea or quality that is suggested without being said directly

: a very small amount of something

music : a higher tone that is part of the sound of a musical note

Full Definition of OVERTONE

1
a :  one of the higher tones produced simultaneously with the fundamental and that with the fundamental comprise a complex musical tone :  harmonic 1a
b :  harmonic 2
2
:  the color of the light reflected (as by a paint)
3
:  a secondary effect, quality, or meaning :  suggestion, connotation

First Known Use of OVERTONE

1867

overtone

noun over·tone \ˈō-vər-ˌtōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OVERTONE

:  one of the higher tones produced simultaneously with the fundamental and that with the fundamental comprise a complex musical tone

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