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undertone
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
undertone /'ʌndətoun/
  • danh từ
    • giọng thấp, giong nói nhỏ
      • to talk in undertone: nói nhỏ
    • màu nhạt, màu dịu
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
~ (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.
Compare: OVERTONE
Idioms: in an undertone
in undertones in a quiet voice: 'I must leave now,' he said in an undertone.
Collocation Dictionary
noun

ADJ.

sinister | racist, sexual
The article was full of racist undertones.

VERB + UNDERTONE

have

PREP.

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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