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tint

noun \ ˈtint \

Definition of tint

1 a :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

Examples of tint in a Sentence

  1. a photo with a sepia tint

  2. green with a yellowish tint

  3. She got a red tint at the salon.

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Origin and Etymology of tint

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


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tint

verb

Definition of tint

transitive verb
:to impart or apply a tint to :color

tinter

noun

Examples of tint in a Sentence

  1. They tinted the water with blue dye.

  2. if you tint that blue paint with this yellow paint, you should get a nice shade of green

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First Known Use of tint

1791

tint Synonyms

Other Fine Arts Terms


TINT Defined for English Language Learners

tint

noun

Definition of tint for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of tint for English Language Learners

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


TINT Defined for Kids

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tint

noun \ ˈtint \

Definition of tint for Students

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

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tint

verb

Definition of tint for Students

tinted; tinting
:to give a tint to :color


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