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English noun: undertone

1. undertone (communication) a quiet or hushed tone of voice

SamplesSpoke in undertones.

Broader (hypernym)tone, tone of voice

2. undertone (cognition) a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning


Broader (hypernym)meaning, substance

3. undertone (attribute) a pale or subdued color


Broader (hypernym)shade, tincture, tint, tone

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