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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 over·tone /-ˌton/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 over·tone /ˈovɝˌton/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·tone n.  Mus. One of the harmonics faintly heard with and at a higher frequency than a fundamental tone as it dies away, produced by some aliquot portion of the vibrating sting or column of air which yields the fundamental tone; one of the natural harmonic scale of tones, as the octave, twelfth, fifteenth, etc.; an aliquot or “partial” tone; a harmonic. See Harmonic, and Tone.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality;
           "overtones of despair"
      2: a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the
         fundamental frequency [syn: partial, partial tone]