Definitions for undertoneˈʌn dərˌtoʊn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a low or subdued tone:
to speak in undertones.
an unobtrusive or background sound.
an underlying quality or element; undercurrent:
an undertone of regret in his voice.
a subdued color; a color modified by an underlying color.
Origin of undertone:
a quiet or hushed tone of voice
"spoke in undertones"
a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
a pale or subdued color
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a hint or suggestion of sth
a joke with racial undertones; a fruity red wine with undertones of cinnamon
an auditory tone of low pitch or volume
an implied meaning; an undercurrent
a pale colour, or one seen underneath another colour
a low or subdued tone or utterance; a tone less loud than usual