Undercurrent vs Undertone - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between undercurrent and undertone
is that undercurrent
is a current which flows under the surface while undertone
is an auditory tone of low pitch or volume.
a current which flows under the surface
(figuratively) A tendency of feeling or opinion that is concealed rather than exposed.
* George Eliot
:The meeting was pervaded with an undercurrent of dread, as the managers tried not to admit firings were looming.
- All the while there was a busy undercurrent in her.
, date=May 9
, author=Jonathan Wilson
, title=Europa League: Radamel Falcao's Atlético Madrid rout Athletic Bilbao
, work=the Guardian
, passage=Although the crowd was predominantly red-and-white, there was also a Romanian flavour, which these days in football terms tends to mean there is at least an undercurrent
of discontent. }}
an auditory tone of low pitch or volume
an implicit message perceived subtly alongside, but not detracting noticeably from, the explicit message conveyed in or by a book, film, verbal dialogue or similar (contrast with overtone); an undercurrent
a pale colour, or one seen underneath another colour