how to pronounce unterton


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the above transcription of unterton 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.

unterton is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of unterton in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… ohne unterton jetzt hinter sich die …”

meanings of unterton


  1. A subtle and implicit message contained in an explicit message; an undertone, an undercurrent.
  2. Subharmonic.

unterton frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word unterton occurs in german on average 3.1 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.

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