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Definition 1: a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for overtone in the sense of this definition

(overtone is a kind of ...) a tone that is a component of a complex sound

Definition 2: (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where overtone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • overtones of despair

(overtone is a kind of ...) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

(overtone is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

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