Adjective "Undertone" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Undertone


    Definition:

    1. a low or subdued tone: to speak in undertones.

    2. an unobtrusive or background sound: an undertone of static from the receiver.

    3. an underlying quality or element; undercurrent: There was an undertone of regret in his refusal.

    4. a subdued color; a color modified by an underlying color.

    Examples:

    "steadies can be undertone."