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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality;
- Example: "overtones of despair"

2. a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency;
[syn: overtone, partial, partial tone]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overtone \O"ver*tone`\, n. [A translation of G. oberton. See Over, Tone.] (Mus.) One of the harmonics faintly heard with and at a higher frequency than a fundamental tone as it dies away, produced by some aliquot portion of the vibrating sting or column of air which yields the fundamental tone; one of the natural harmonic scale of tones, as the octave, twelfth, fifteenth, etc.; an aliquot or "partial" tone; a harmonic. See Harmonic, and Tone. --Tyndall. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

overtone n 1: (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality; "overtones of despair" 2: a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency [syn: overtone, partial, partial tone]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

105 Moby Thesaurus words for "overtone": AF, affective meaning, air, allegory, allusion, arcane meaning, assumption, atmosphere, audio frequency, aura, bearing, climate, coloration, coloring, connotation, consequence, denotation, drift, effect, essence, extension, feel, feeling, flageolet tone, force, frequency, fundamental, fundamental tone, gist, grammatical meaning, harmonic, harmonic tone, hint, idea, impact, implication, implied meaning, import, indication, inference, innuendo, insinuation, intension, intimation, intonation, ironic suggestion, lexical meaning, literal meaning, meaning, metaphorical sense, milieu, monotone, monotony, note, nuance, occult meaning, partial, partial tone, pertinence, pitch, pith, point, practical consequence, presumption, presupposition, purport, quality, range of meaning, real meaning, reference, referent, relation, relevance, scope, semantic cluster, semantic field, sense, significance, signification, significatum, signifie, span of meaning, spirit, structural meaning, subsense, subsidiary sense, substance, suggestion, sum, sum and substance, supposition, symbolic meaning, symbolism, tenor, tinge, tone, tonelessness, totality of associations, touch, transferred meaning, unadorned meaning, undercurrent, undermeaning, undertone, value