Definition of subtextual in US English:

subtextual

adjective

  • Relating to or characterized by an underlying theme or meaning.

    ‘the narrative's subtextual meaning’
    ‘a source of subtextual tension in the movie’

Pronunciation

subtextual

/ˌsəbˈteks(t)SH(əw)əl//ˌsəbˈtɛks(t)ʃ(əw)əl/