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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


tinted; tinting; tints

Definition of tint (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to impart or apply a tint to : color

Other Words from tint


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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There's something for everyone, whether that's a new cleanser, essence, or lip tint. Sarah Han, Allure, 12 July 2022 Turn up the look a notch by adding an eye-popping blue or hot pink temporary tint. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 25 July 2022 While the balm contained a subtle reddish tint similar to the original, the scent was faint and devoid of the familiar-yet-mysterious Dr Pepper aroma. Marie Lodi, Allure, 15 July 2022 In some photos, the rising supermoon appeared with an orange tint. Julia Musto, Fox News, 14 July 2022 That tint is caused by the moonlight scattering through the Earth’s atmosphere much in the same way a sunset turns red. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, 7 July 2022 After a patrol officer stopped a Toyota sedan with excessively dark windshield tint at 8:45 p.m. June 2, the driver, a Maple Heights man, 49, was found to have multiple misdemeanor warrants. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 1 July 2022 Formulated as a cushiony tint infused with moisture-retaining ingredients, this delivers a non-sticky glossy finish. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 10 June 2022 The researchers came up with the idea for a responsive window that would dynamically change its tint. Brittney J. Miller, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Reindeer take those night-vision goggles and tint them on a seasonal schedule, upping their powers further. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 28 June 2022 Many Chinese communities think yellow skin is an indicator of a chicken that lived well, and hence eats well, and some kitchens will tint the poaching water with a tiny bit of turmeric to oblige their customers. Tse Wei Lim, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2022 The reasons people choose to tint the windows of an automobile vary. Matthew Askari, Car and Driver, 4 Apr. 2022 Branagh starts with color travelogue footage of modern-day Belfast, Ireland, then shifts to black and white for his period story, the same way hack directors used to tint past scenes amber, imitating The Godfather, Part II. Armond White, National Review, 19 Nov. 2021 This is the time of year when some craft brewers tint their beer pink, and rosé bottles and cocktail menus display the iconic ribbon, touting companies’ donations to breast cancer organizations. Michele Cohen Marill, Wired, 5 Oct. 2021 As an ode to New York, MOSCOT has launched the New York Rose collection featuring The NY ROSE and NY ROSE FADE tint in six iconic styles. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 14 Sep. 2021 The Golden Gate is a take on a mimosa, with Champagne, orange juice, up to an ounce of pear brandy, and grenadine to tint the drink as close as possible to international orange, the paint color of the Golden Gate Bridge. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Aug. 2021 For marbled , set aside some of the batter, tint it with food coloring, and pipe over plain batter divided into paper bake cups. Erin Mayer, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tint


1717, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tint


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

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Kids Definition of tint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a slight or pale coloring
2 : a shade of a color


tinted; tinting

Kids Definition of tint (Entry 2 of 2)

: to give a tint to : color

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