What does undertone mean?

Definitions for undertone
ˈʌn dərˌtoʊnun·der·tone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undertonenoun

    a quiet or hushed tone of voice

    "spoke in undertones"

  2. undertone, undercurrentnoun

    a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning

  3. undertone, tingenoun

    a pale or subdued color


  1. undertonenoun

    an auditory tone of low pitch or volume

  2. undertonenoun

    an implied meaning; an undercurrent

  3. undertonenoun

    a pale colour, or one seen underneath another colour

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undertonenoun

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Undertone

    un′dėr-tōn, n. a low tone: a low state of the physical faculties: a low, subdued colour.—adj. Un′dertōned.


  1. Undertone

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undertone in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undertone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of undertone in a Sentence

  1. Your Happy Memories Porter:

    Say you come home with eight shades of blue, lay all the swatches out and compare them to each other. You will start to see the subtle differences between each color. Some of the blues lean toward green or aqua. Some are a denim shade. Some have a funky undertone that you just don’t like at all.

  2. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott:

    Making this situation in Hartford even more disturbing was the racial undertone used during this exchange with the individual who is a person of color, so let me be very clear, this is not acceptable and it can't be tolerated and there's no excuse for it.

  3. Hasnain Malik:

    There are two long-standing tensions in Zimbabwe: First, within ZANU-PF, between Mnangagwa's Lacoste faction and Mugabe's G40 factions, with an undertone of tribal tension.

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  • nuance, sous-entenduFrench
  • undertoneLatin
  • ton slab, semiton, ton reținutRomanian
  • оттенок, [[приглушённый]] [[голос]], подтекст, полутон, нюансRussian

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