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tint

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noun \ˈtint\

Simple Definition of tint

  • : a small amount of color

  • : dye used to change the color of hair

  • : an act of changing the color of hair by using dye

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tint

  1. 1a :  a usually slight or pale coloration :  hueb :  any of various lighter or darker shades of a color :  tinge

  2. 2 :  a variation of a color produced by adding white to it and characterized by a low saturation with relatively high lightness

  3. 3 :  a usually slight modifying quality or characteristic :  touch

  4. 4 :  a shaded effect in engraving produced by fine parallel lines close together

  5. 5 :  a panel of light color serving as background

  6. 6 :  dye for the hair

Examples of tint in a sentence

  1. a photo with a sepia tint

  2. green with a yellowish tint

  3. She got a red tint at the salon.



Origin and Etymology of tint

alteration of earlier tinct, from Latin tinctus act of dyeing, from tingere to tinge


First Known Use: 1717


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tint

transitive verb

Simple Definition of tint

  • : to give a small amount of color to (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tint

  1. :  to impart or apply a tint to :  color

tinter

noun

Examples of tint in a sentence

  1. They tinted the water with blue dye.

  2. <if you tint that blue paint with this yellow paint, you should get a nice shade of green>



1791

First Known Use of tint

1791

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TINT Defined for Kids

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tint

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noun \ˈtint\

Definition of tint for Students

  1. 1 :  a slight or pale coloring

  2. 2 :  a shade of a color




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tint

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verb

Definition of tint for Students

tinted

tinting

  1. :  to give a tint to :  color





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