Examples from the Web for undertone
I heard then a sigh next to me that had an undertone not unlike a snarl.Remembering Nora Ephron as Our Dorothy Parker, but More|Stephen Schiff|June 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The undertone riffs off the “un-American” implications of the 2008 campaign directed at then-Sen.
That,” she told her husband, in an undertone, “is a picture of the officer I saw on the lawn.Adventurings in the Psychical|H. Addington Bruce
And yet there was an undertone in his expression which I could not define.The Homicidal Diary|Earl Peirce
He walked abruptly out to where some of his men were standing by their horses, and he said something in an undertone.The Coyote|James Roberts
"But I can't," she was heard to murmur in an undertone to the disappointed Bruce.Harriet and the Piper|Kathleen Norris
Now it was resonant and strong, though still only an undertone.The Blind Spot|Austin Hall