how to pronounce undertone


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

“… because that's like my undertone and it …”

meanings of undertone


  1. An auditory tone of low pitch or volume.
  2. A pale colour, or one seen underneath another colour.
  3. A low state of the physical faculties.
  4. An implicit message perceived subtly alongside, but not detracting noticeably from, the explicit message conveyed in or by a book, film, verbal dialogue or similar (contrast with overtone); an undercurrent.


  1. To say or speak in an undertone.
  2. To accompany as an undertone.
  3. To present as less important, noticeable or prominent.