tint

noun
\ˈtint \

Definition of tint 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a usually slight or pale coloration : hue

b : any of various lighter or darker shades of a color : tinge

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

3 : dye for the hair

4 : a usually slight modifying quality or characteristic : touch

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

6 : a panel of light color serving as background

tint

verb
tinted; tinting; tints

Definition of tint (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to impart or apply a tint to : color

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Other Words from tint

Verb

tinter noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for tint

Synonyms: Noun

cast, color, hue, shade, tincture, tinge, tone

Synonyms: Verb

color, dye, paint, pigment, stain, tincture, tinge

Antonyms: Verb

decolorize

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Examples of tint in a Sentence

Noun

a photo with a sepia tint green with a yellowish tint She got a red tint at the salon.

Verb

They tinted the water with blue dye. if you tint that blue paint with this yellow paint, you should get a nice shade of green
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The good news is that UVB rays are mostly blocked by the tint of car (or airplane) windows. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "8 Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask About Sun Protection," 3 July 2018 Every window was given a heavy tint, and dark headlight covers complete the look. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "Jon Olsson’s New ABT Audi RS6 Is a 725-HP Two-Faced Superwagon," 23 Feb. 2018 The brand also made four eyelash and eyebrow tints in unconventional colors like copper, blue, magenta, and teal. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Tom Ford’s New Beauty Collection Is the Definition of Extra," 7 Mar. 2018 To add reddish highlights and tint: Hibiscus flower tea. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "How To Make Your Own Shampoo With Ingredients You Have In Your Kitchen," 31 July 2017 The first occurred on Jan. 31 and gave way for a super blue blood moon, when the full moon passed through the Earth’s shadow for a total lunar eclipse and gave off a reddish tint. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Longest lunar eclipse of the century coming up in July," 3 July 2018 The low arc of the June full moon across the sky means moonlight must travel through more of the Earth's atmosphere, which gives it an orange or yellow tint. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Wednesday wonder: See the 'Strawberry' full moon and Saturn at its closest point of the year," 26 June 2018 For this stop, a PCSO sergeant used the darkness of window tint as an excuse to make a traffic stop. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "They came for a man accused of fathering a 14-year old's baby. They found something more," 3 July 2018 But such solar windows tend to have a reddish or brown tint that architects find unappealing. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells," 28 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

But if a neutralizing shield in one fell swoop is your desire, Vive Sana's organic, baby-safe Daily Protezione Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is tinted and semi-matte. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "10 New Sunscreens Worth Stocking Up On This Memorial Day Weekend," 22 May 2018 Woods, who is black, rolled down his tinted window to yell at Zavodny, who responded by repeatedly threatening Woods while using racial slurs, Woods said. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com, "Strongsville man accused of shouting racial slurs, ramming car in Cleveland road-rage incident," 6 Apr. 2018 Along with her eyebrows, Skye uses one other beauty product every day: Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "4 Products Emily Skye Uses for Full, Natural Brows," 12 July 2018 Everyone that comes in my house has tinted red arms from swatches and shadows. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner and BFF Jordyn Woods Are Living Together," 29 June 2018 In one of Maye’s pictures, a runner is gritting his teeth midstride while, a few feet behind him, the limo creeps along in ominous pursuit, a ghostly white hand visible in the car’s tinted windows. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "The Speed Project: A Crazy, 340-Mile Desert Relay," 21 June 2018 Immediately after the blast, a huge fireball would rise swiftly through the air and begin to condense into a mushroom cloud, tinted red at first, then white. Daily Intelligencer, "This Is What a Nuclear Bomb Looks Like," 12 June 2018 The streams tunneling along the ice were tinted a mint blue, a color that results from the sun hitting the water's limestone silt. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Canadian Rockies a towering visual treat by foot -- or bus (photos, video)," 18 Mar. 2018 Coombe’s Winter Glow Cactus Nearly spineless paddle cactus tints purple in winter, throws fuchsia flowers in spring. Debra Lee Baldwin, WSJ, "Succulents That Stun in the Snow: Start Planning Now," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tint

Noun

1717, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tint

Noun

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

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More Definitions for tint

tint

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a small amount of color

: dye used to change the color of hair

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

tint

verb

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

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

tint

noun
\ˈtint \

Kids Definition of tint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a slight or pale coloring

2 : a shade of a color

tint

verb
tinted; tinting

Kids Definition of tint (Entry 2 of 2)

: to give a tint to : color

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