tint

noun
\ ˈtint How to pronounce tint (audio) \

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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Verb

tinter noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for tint

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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 subtle color tint also makes brows look naturally fuller. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Eyebrow Gels to Try This Summer and Beyond," 14 May 2021 Ilia’s Color Haze, another multi-use product worth a spot in your Dopp kit, comes in a handy squeeze tube and works as both a lip tint and a cream blush. Teddy Minford, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Clean Beauty Brand Simplified My Travel Makeup Routine," 22 Apr. 2021 Plus, the tint has a nearly perfect 5-star rating from more than 1,400 reviews on the Sephora website, so there are plenty of others who love it, too. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Get Glowing, Natural Looking Skin With Charlotte Tilbury's Flawless Filter," 20 Apr. 2021 The slight orange-yellow tint helps offset discoloration under the eye. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "Sephora's Huge Spring Savings Sale Just Kicked Off—Here Are 10 Discounted Products You Don’t Want to Miss Out On," 9 Apr. 2021 After pulling over the Cadillac, which actually did have a plate in the rear window obstructed by dark tint, the officer talked to the driver. John Benson, cleveland, "Annoyed and lacking balance, drunk driver gives up during field sobriety test: Broadview Heights Police Blotter," 21 Apr. 2021 The lack of a white cast could be attributed to the slight peach tint, which blends out to nothing on my pale skin but leaves a pretty, blurred finish, even with no makeup on top. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Versed Guards Up Sunscreen Is the Only SPF I’m Excited to Use," 13 Apr. 2021 The vehicle has factory tint on the rear passenger windows and is missing the passenger side rear hubcap. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, "Amber Alert: Police searching for 10-year-old boy abducted from gas station after theft," 31 Mar. 2021 As brown skin encompasses a range of dark and light hues with warmer and cooler tones, choosing the right tint and base shade is optimal to prevent melanated skin from looking pasty or orangey. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "15 Best Foundations for Darker Skin Tones, According to Women of Color," 26 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Chicago River was dyed a bright shade of green Saturday after Mayor Lori Lightfoot reversed an earlier decision not to tint the waterway for second year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "Stimulus checks should hit bank accounts this week; Fauci says Trump could help fight vaccination hesitancy: Live COVID-19 updates," 14 Mar. 2021 Formulas with Himalayan salt are often pink, but some brands tint the salts with natural or synthetic dyes. Jennifer Blair, chicagotribune.com, "The best CBD bath salt," 20 Feb. 2021 Divide batter among 3 bowls (about 3 cups per bowl) and tint each bowl to desired shade of pink. Anna Helm Baxter, Woman's Day, "Valentine's Cake," 20 Jan. 2021 The title refers to the way that algal blooms can tint a snowpack pink. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, "The Climate Debt the U.S. Owes the World," 3 Dec. 2020 Reroll, cut, and chill the scraps. Prepare royal icing and tint some red, green and gold, leaving some white. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Santa and Elf Cookies," 13 Nov. 2020 Divide the icing among bowls (our example here uses three bowls) and tint in different shades of the same color with food coloring ($16, Michaels). Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Give Cookies an Artful Look with This Easy Marbled Icing Technique," 13 Nov. 2020 With masks covering most of one's face, salons that specialize in the art of eyebrows and eyelashes have been inundated with people wanting to shape, tint and color them. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With people wearing masks, area salons are helping people smile with their eyes. Here's what's popular.," 6 Nov. 2020 The area that surrounds the iris—called the sclera—is tinted in most animals but bright white in humans. Popular Science, "Why your body looks so weird," 9 June 2020

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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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17 May 2021

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“Tint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tint. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce tint (audio) \

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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