What does undertone mean?

Definitions for undertoneˈʌn dərˌtoʊn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word undertone.

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


  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

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

    Undertone is a digital advertising company that sits at the intersection of media, creative and technology. We develop immersive video, high impact and display ad units that enable brands to engage consumers beyond the confines of traditional banner ads. Through our technology platform, we deliver these ads across screens and devices on a handpicked portfolio of the world's best media properties. Undertone works with advertisers and publishers all over the world and has offices across the US and Europe.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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.

Images & Illustrations of undertone

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Translations for undertone

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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