from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ulterior, usually implicit meaning or quality; an implication or a hint. Often used in the plural: an overtone of anger barely masked; praise with overtones of envy.
- n. See harmonic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tone whose frequency is an integer multiple of another; a harmonic
- n. An implicit meaning, as opposed to a hidden meaning or undertone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the harmonics faintly heard with and at a higher frequency than a fundamental tone as it dies away, produced by some aliquot portion of the vibrating sting or column of air which yields the fundamental tone; one of the natural harmonic scale of tones, as the octave, twelfth, fifteenth, etc.; an aliquot or “partial” tone; a harmonic. See harmonic, and tone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, a harmonic. See harmonic, n., 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
- n. a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
over + tone, from German Oberton. (Wiktionary)