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The Grapes of Wrath
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overtone -- as in: a menacing overtone
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The Grapes of Wrath
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  • When she spoke her voice had a beautiful low timbre, soft and modulated, and yet with ringing overtones.
  • A glow of light was on the camp, and the soft overtone of a multitude of speakers.

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  • overtones of despair
  • a political overtone to her scientific analysis

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