Origin of overtone
Synonyms for overtone
Related Words for overtoneconnotation, tone, undercurrent, meaning, undertone, nuance, flavor, inference, suggestion, innuendo, intimation, sense, association
Examples from the Web for overtone
Historical Examples of overtone
When the second overtone is blown (Fig. 136, 3) a third node forms.
The second overtone requires three nodes, as in Fig. 137, 3.
Kenmore, in the light of its past, sounds an overtone of romance.Historic Fredericksburg
John T. Goolrick
“The pineapple ice is the twelfth overtone,” replied Mr. Dubbe.The So-called Human Race
Bert Leston Taylor
Vincent kept silence, pondering every tone and overtone of the remark.The Brimming Cup
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
1867, in literal sense, from over + tone (n.); a loan-translation of German Oberton, first used by German physicist Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (1821-1894) as a contraction of Overpartialton "upper partial tone." Figurative sense of "subtle implication" is from 1890, first attested in writings of William James.