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Noun: undertone  'ún-du(r),town
  1. A quiet or hushed tone of voice
    "spoke in undertones"
  2. A subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
    - undercurrent
  3. A pale or subdued colour
    - tinge

Derived forms: undertones

Type of: meaning, shade, substance, tincture, tint, tone, tone of voice

Encyclopedia: Undertone