Definitions for undertoneˈʌn dərˌtoʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•toneˈʌn dərˌtoʊn(n.)

  1. a low or subdued tone:

    to speak in undertones.

  2. an unobtrusive or background sound.

  3. an underlying quality or element; undercurrent:

    an undertone of regret in his voice.

  4. a subdued color; a color modified by an underlying color.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undertone(noun)

    a quiet or hushed tone of voice

    "spoke in undertones"

  2. undertone, undercurrent(noun)

    a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning

  3. undertone, tinge(noun)

    a pale or subdued color

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. undertone(noun)ˈʌn dərˌtoʊn

    a hint or suggestion of sth

    a joke with racial undertones; a fruity red wine with undertones of cinnamon


  1. undertone(Noun)

    an auditory tone of low pitch or volume

  2. undertone(Noun)

    an implied meaning; an undercurrent

  3. undertone(Noun)

    a pale colour, or one seen underneath another colour

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undertone(noun)

    a low or subdued tone or utterance; a tone less loud than usual


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