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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

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tinter noun

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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 Their skin is rendered flawless with foundation, and their smokey eyes and lip tints glisten under the studio lights. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "What K-Pop’s Beautiful Men Can Teach Us About Masculinity," 12 May 2020 This cream specifically targets chromatic disturbances, which cause grey, brown, and red tints in the eye area. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "This New Eye Cream Erases Dark Circles and Smoothes Fine Lines," 2 Apr. 2020 Dryland Wilds captures the true scent of New Mexico by imbuing its soaps, perfumes and lip tints with such native flora as sagebrush, snakeweed, rosehip and thistle. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Albuquerque," 11 Dec. 2019 Today, looking back at the response to the pandemic of a century ago from the street-level vantage of shelter-in-place apartments is to watch, in many ways, our own current experience with a sepia tint. Michael Wilson, New York Times, "What New York Looked Like During the 1918 Flu Pandemic," 2 Apr. 2020 The Benetint cheek tint and lip stain (which in the video looked like nail polish) was just a combination of water and red food coloring. Annie Vainshtein, SFChronicle.com, "How to ‘eat’ makeup: An ASMR artist reveals her tricks," 27 June 2019 Each of the seven stylish new Flower Eyewear frames has a yellow tint which absorbs the blue light of your screen. Amanda Randone, refinery29.com, "Drew Barrymore’s Latest Project Involves Protecting Your Eyes," 25 Feb. 2020 Officer Lysack also observed the front two windows of the vehicle to have very dark tint and Officer Lysack was unable to see the occupants of the vehicle. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department weekly report," 17 Feb. 2020 Custody was transferred and she was charged with driving under suspension again, as well as a citation for having too much tint on her windows. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Four companies called off after house fire call turns out to be open burn: Moreland Hills Police Blotter," 7 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb His Judaism was rich, multifaceted and often tinted with Buddhism and Christianity. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Co-Curator of New Leonard Cohen Exhibit Explains Its Novel Approach to a Legend's Mind," 11 Apr. 2019 Sandra,’ is one of the sweeter scented cultivars and as a bonus her new leaves are tinted purple for additional landscape interest. oregonlive, "These sweet-smelling winter shrubs chase away the January blues," 30 Jan. 2020 Police said the driver could not be identified because the vehicle’s windows were tinted. Ryan Vlahovich, azcentral, "Friends, family remember man who pushed daughter to safety in Glendale hit-and-run," 19 Jan. 2020 When the vehicle was recovered, the source said Alabama license plates were covering the original California plates and the windows had been tinted. Amir Vera, Kristina Sgueglia And Mirna Alsharif, CNN, "Rapper Pop Smoke arrested for allegedly transporting a stolen Rolls Royce, authorities say," 17 Jan. 2020 State Police said the car’s rear window and rear passenger windows were tinted. BostonGlobe.com, "After hitting the woman, the driver sped off, State Police said.," 3 Dec. 2019 It was found parked in front of Jackson’s mother’s Brooklyn home with its plates changed and windows tinted. Los Angeles Times, "Who was Pop Smoke? 7 things to know about the rapper killed in Hollywood Hills," 19 Feb. 2020 Nearly 4,000 acres of sandstone dunes tinted soft pink, orange, and gold seem to shift before your eyes, particularly at sunset. National Geographic, "Here’s the best winter road trip through Utah," 23 Jan. 2020 When the detective approached the driver's side of the Challenger, the window was rolled up and fully tinted, court documents say. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "Court documents say fatal Lawrence crash caused by man mistaken for shooting suspect," 7 Jan. 2020

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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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30 May 2020

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“Tint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tint. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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



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

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


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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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