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 frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overtone occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

overtone is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… symbolic and practical overtone in …”

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.

words with pronunciation similar to overtone


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