noun a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
tone; tincture; shade.
- after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted
verb color lightly
touch; tinct; tinge.
- her greying hair was tinged blond
- the leaves were tinged red in November
For older tinct
, fr. L. tinctus
, p.p. of tingere
to dye: cf. F. teinte
, It. tinta
. See Tinge
, and cf. Taint
to stain, a stain, Tent
a kind of wine, Tinto
- A slight coloring. Specifically: --
(a) A pale or faint tinge of any color.
Or blend in beauteous tints the colored mass.
Their vigor sickens, and their tints decline.
(b) A color considered with reference to other very similar colors; as, red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints.
(c) (Engraving) A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.
Tint transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Tinted; present participle & verbal noun Tinting
- To give a slight coloring to; to tinge.
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