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un•der•tone



Pronunciation: (un'dur-tōn"), [key]
n.
1. a low or subdued tone: to speak in undertones.
2. an unobtrusive or background sound: an undertone of static from the receiver.
3. an underlying quality or element; undercurrent: There was an undertone of regret in his refusal.
4. a subdued color; a color modified by an underlying color.

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