Updated English - Vietnamese Dictionary
undertone /'ʌndətoun/Advanced English Dictionary
- danh từ
- giọng thấp, giong nói nhỏ
- to talk in undertone: nói nhỏ
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
~ (of sth) a feeling, quality or meaning that is not expressed directly but is still noticeable from what sb says or does: His soft words contained an undertone of warning. + The play does not have the political undertones of the novel.
Idioms: in an undertone
in undertones in a quiet voice: 'I must leave now,' he said in an undertone.
sinister | racist, sexual
The article was full of racist undertones.
VERB + UNDERTONE
in an ~
‘I don't think she's been told yet,’ he said in an undertone. The couple at the next table were speaking in undertones.
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