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Noun: undercurrent  'ún-dur,kur-unt [N. Amer], 'ún-du(r),kú-runt [Brit]
  1. A subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
    - undertone
  2. A current below the surface of a fluid
    - undertide

Derived forms: undercurrents

Type of: current, meaning, stream, substance

Part of: tide

Encyclopedia: Undercurrent