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oh ver tohn

  • n  (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
    overtones of despair
  • n  a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency

  • That term too has entered the language, though it doesn't have quite the market penetration that IQ does or the disparaging overtone that Young intended in his satiric fable .
  • In the Chongno, street of the big bell, the visitors heard a legend: the city's ten-foot bell has an overtone like the wail of a child, since an infant was among the treasures .
  • That he was killed on Good Friday with hosannas of triumph still echoing in his ears added a religious overtone to the grief of his countrymen and, from the hour of his death .

  • Bob Weinstein in FANGORIA (blog)
    We felt the New World film was a missed opportunity,Dimension topper Bob Weinstein tells Variety. "If you read the short story, it's got such a strong feeling to it and there's this religious overtone to it as well. Ehren wants to hit it...
  • Contessa Brewer in FOXNews
    ...the clip of the anonymous black man carrying the "assault rifle," but editing it so that one was not able to see the man's race, Contessa Brewer said: "But also there are questions whether this has a racial overtone. I mean here you have a...
  • Arlen Specter in New York Times
    Senator Specter said the inspector general's investigation was at best lax and at worst had the "overtone of a cover-up."

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