undertone

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  • Their style has been described as modern death metal with black and industrial undertones.
  • The last words were said in an undertone, as he held her hand. Cited from A Final Reckoning, by G. A. Henty
  • The last words were said in an undertone and he had dropped his eyes. Cited from The Mormon Prophet, by Lily Dougall
  • I felt, rather than heard, the undertone that carried the real meaning of her words. Cited from Blindfolded, by Earle Ashley Walcott
  • In an undertone he gave an order that brought his men along at greater speed than they had gone. Cited from Uncle Sam's Boys with Pershing's Troops, by H. Irving Hancock
  • The men said a few words in an undertone to each other. Cited from Held Fast For England, by G. A. Henty
  • He spoke in an undertone with the soldiers who had already visited the house. Cited from International Short Stories: French, by Various
  • He started to take up politics and would often have Democratic undertones in his shows.
  • An art project with political undertones that was designed to reach a mass-audience.
  • To these the general gave his orders in undertones in a corner of the room. Cited from Uncle Sam's Boys with Pershing's Troops, by H. Irving Hancock
  • His brother saw him sitting there, and came up to him, speaking in an undertone. Cited from The Channings: A Story, by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Four of them were printed with addition of red color and its undertones.
  • She did not notice him until he pronounced her name in an undertone. Cited from Tess of the Storm Country, by Grace Miller White
  • Sometimes those present broke up into groups, talking in an undertone. Cited from Saint Bartholomew's Eve, by G. A. Henty
  • And her voice was strange, with a strange, secret undertone, that he could not understand. Cited from Aaron's Rod, By D. H. Lawrence
  • He caught my eye, and came back to me, sitting near enough to talk with me in an undertone. Cited from The Doctor's Dilemma, by Hesba Stretton
  • Of the numerous novels he wrote, some carry undertones of his war experiences.
  • She read the line in an undertone, slowly towards the close. Cited from The Emancipated, by George Gissing
  • They had been speaking in an undertone, standing together at a window, apart from the rest. Cited from The Channings: A Story, by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • In an undertone he told them what he had said to the mob. Cited from West Wind Drift, by George Barr McCutcheon
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Words starting with undertone

Meaning of undertone

  • noun A quiet or hushed tone of voice
    spoke in undertones
  • noun A subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
  • noun A pale or subdued color