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tinge

play
transitive verb \ˈtinj\

Definition of tinge

tinged

tingeing

or

tinging

play \ˈtin-jiŋ\
  1. 1a :  to color with a slight shade or stain :  tintb :  to affect or modify with a slight odor or taste

  2. 2 :  to affect or modify in character

Examples of tinge in a sentence

  1. The ink tinged his fingers blue.

  2. <just slightly tinge the frosting with yellow food coloring to give it a lemony look>

Origin and Etymology of tinge

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


First Known Use: 1577


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tinge

noun

Definition of tinge

  1. 1 :  a slight staining or suffusing shade or color

  2. 2 :  an affective or modifying property or influence :  touch <a tinge of guilt>

Examples of tinge in a sentence

  1. showing a tinge of color

  2. dark hair with reddish tinges

1752

First Known Use of tinge

1752


TINGE Defined for English Language Learners

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tinge

play
transitive verb \ˈtinj\

Definition of tinge for English Language Learners

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

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


2

tinge

noun

Definition of tinge for English Language Learners

  • : a slight color, flavor, or quality


TINGE Defined for Kids

1

tinge

play
noun \ˈtinj\

Definition of tinge for Students

plural

tinges

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


2

tinge

play
verb

Definition of tinge for Students

tinged

tingeing

  1. :  to color or flavor slightly



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