how to pronounce overtone


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the above transcription of overtone is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

overtone is pronounced in three syllables

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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


  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.


  1. To give an overtone to.

overtone frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overtone occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics overtone can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that overtone can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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