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[plural] signs of an emotion or attitude that is not expressed directly [↪ undertone]
overtones of
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

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