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o•ver•tone



Pronunciation: (ō'vur-tōn"), [key]
n.
1. Music.an acoustical frequency that is higher in frequency than the fundamental.
2. an additional, usually subsidiary and implicit meaning or quality: an aesthetic theory with definite political overtones.

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