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Definition of "overtones" []

  • Plural form of overtone. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "overtones" in a sentence
  • "People should be allowed to disagree, (hopefully in a civil way) ... that's democracy at it's best ... but to suggest that his outburst deserves punishment because of "racial overtones" is ridiculous."
  • "Just in case you are wondering what giblets are doing in the last answer, giblets is the translation of the popular grilled beef restaurant dish ホルモン, or hormone, which I wonder if it has similar overtones to that of the English word from which the Japanese derives."
  • ""European social democracy", especially in its French form, with its revolutionary overtones, is Hell: high taxes, low cash, high government intervention, general irresponsibility, lobotomized minds, controlled prices, frequent strikes and daily moral lessons."