tinge

noun
\ ˈtinj How to pronounce tinge (audio) \

Definition of tinge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a slight staining or suffusing shade or color
2 : an affective or modifying property or influence : touch a tinge of guilt

tinge

verb
tinged; tingeing or tinging\ ˈtin-​jiŋ How to pronounce tinge (audio) \

Definition of tinge (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to color with a slight shade or stain : tint
b : to affect or modify with a slight odor or taste
2 : to affect or modify in character

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Synonyms & Antonyms for tinge

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of tinge in a Sentence

Noun showing a tinge of color dark hair with reddish tinges Verb The ink tinged his fingers blue. just slightly tinge the frosting with yellow food coloring to give it a lemony look
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Covered in grays, blacks and dark browns, this owl also differs greatly from the usual reddish tinge of more common owls in the region. Gia Yetikyel, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 May 2021 People are ready to look dewy and natural with a tinge of glamour. Porsche Harwell, Essence, 18 May 2021 The effect is Proustian, but Phan imbues it with a hallucinatory, anguished tinge—perhaps with an eye to the imminent collapse of the Belle Époque. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 15 Mar. 2021 Mom laughed every time, but with a tinge of embarrassment. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, 11 Apr. 2021 Males are identifiable by their black cap (absent in winter), females by the slight brownish tinge of their plumage. Zach St. George, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2021 Discovering the telltale blue tinge was the first step on a path that, over many years, led us to probe more and more deeply into the connection between other brain diseases and flaws in the organ’s protective shell. Daniela Kaufer, Scientific American, 23 Apr. 2021 At 51, with a reassuring, yeomanly face and a golden tinge at the very tip of his long, gray ponytail, Jenkins was laid off after 25 years working for a nearby government council. Longreads, 10 Mar. 2021 Now the questions about culture have a different tinge. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 31 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Northeast Ohio area is about a half-inch below normal on rain so far in May, which means our spring-green lawns are starting to tinge brown, and rain barrels are dwindling down to nothing. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 21 May 2021 As a whole, however, the comments offer a sense of the tension that will likely tinge the franchise's forthcoming seasons. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, 19 Mar. 2021 Castelmaure Vin-Gris Corbières 2019 Languedoc, France, $17 Traditional southern French grapes grenache, carignan and cinsault, left on their skins just long enough to tinge the juice a pale pink, or gris, color, make up this blend. Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2020 But the tribulations that tinge every victory in pursuit of simply being American are the worst of us. R. Eric Thomas, Time, 17 Feb. 2020 The water started to tinge violaceous from the residual blood. Illyanna Maisonet, SFChronicle.com, 23 Oct. 2019 The white water would tinge red from the bedrock sandstone, and ominous rumbling sounds would be heard as boulders the size of cars belched from one of the spillways into the river. John D'anna, azcentral, 18 July 2019 But during totality, all of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises trickle through our atmosphere to tinge the moon’s shadowed surface. Korey Haynes, Discover Magazine, 12 June 2019 Pastas can tinge exotic, with unexpected notes of clove and nutmeg. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of tinge

Noun

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for tinge

Verb

Latin tingere to dip, moisten, tinge; akin to Greek tengein to moisten and probably to Old High German dunkōn to dip

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11 Jun 2021

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“Tinge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinge. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for tinge

tinge

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tinge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a slight color, flavor, or quality

tinge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of tinge (Entry 2 of 2)

: to give a small amount of color to (something)
: to give a small amount of some quality to (something)

tinge

noun
\ ˈtinj How to pronounce tinge (audio) \
plural tinges

Kids Definition of tinge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a slight coloring, flavor, or quality The walls were gray with a bluish tinge.

tinge

verb
tinged; tingeing

Kids Definition of tinge (Entry 2 of 2)

: to color or flavor slightly

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