how to pronounce overtone

oʊvɚtoʊn

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An example use of overtone in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to the attempt to overtone the 2020 …”

meanings of overtone

noun:

  1. A tone whose frequency is an integer multiple of another; a member of the harmonic series.
  2. An implicit message (in a film, book, verbal discussion or similar) perceived as overwhelming the explicit message.

verb:

  1. To give an overtone to.