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o·ver·tone

(ō'vĕr-tōn),
Any of the tones, other than the lowest or fundamental tone, of which a complex sound is composed.

overtone

1 any tone produced by voice or a musical instrument that is of a higher frequency than the lowest or fundamental tone of a sound.
2 a harmonic.

overtone

In music and acoustics, a harmonic.
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The next single from Overtones is No Time which I think sounds a lot like a Jamiroquai track.
In experiments, though, researchers have observed that people perceive missing fundamentals best when the accompanying overtones travel through the auditory system along separate channels.
Finally The Overtones hit a high note while singing on their tea break during a painting job on Oxford Street in London.
The birds that had heard the songs with harmonic overtones dropped most of those overtones.
Everyone got up and danced when The Overtones burst into Shaboom (Life is A Dream).
With walls of fieldstone and lightly tarred vertical boarding, the buildings have overtones of barns, or even, with the hump of their roofs, ancient hows.
Overtones provide information about the density of Earth's innards -- a factor that ultimately controls how currents of rock inside the planet move the continents around the surface.
The new Monotype Library features recent releases including Linex Sans, an addition to the Linex family with its subtle, calligraphic overtones.
Disc 1: A-side is Twenty Flight Rock, by Frank Cartner and The Overtones; B-side is Roll over Beethoven, by Joe Dixon and The Overtones.
MAKING SENSE OF THE HEARINGS: It has been difficult for many Americans to find time to listen to the testimony of key witnesses at the 9-11 Commission hearings in Washington, much less to sort through all the bureaucratic language and see through the political overtones.
Kurt Schwitters's collages, which combine linguistic and visual elements and mix incompatible scales, also attempt such a total accommodation of the world--without any religious overtones, of course.