Related topics: Music
signs of an emotion or attitude that is not expressed directly [↪ undertone]
There were overtones of anger in his voice.
racial/sexual etc overtones
football songs with violent overtones
political/religious overtones (=having a connection to politics or religion that is not directly expressed)
The decision may have political overtones.
2 [countable] technicalAPM
a higher musical note that sounds together with the main note