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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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Other Words from tint


tinter noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for tint

Synonyms: Noun

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

Synonyms: Verb

bepaint [archaic], color, dye, paint, pigment, stain, tincture, tinge

Antonyms: Verb


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Examples of tint in a Sentence


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


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

In that case, symptoms progress and can include fever, headache, irritability, restlessness, drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, a bluish tint to their skin, convulsions, and coma, per the CDC. Korin Miller, Health.com, "Eastern Equine Encephalitis Has Reportedly Killed 1 Woman—Here's What to Know About the Mosquito-Borne Disease," 26 Aug. 2019 Several Head Start centers also are planning to add security cameras and tint windows on buses as well as make playgrounds safer. Idaho Statesman, BostonGlobe.com, "Drivers following, harassing buses carrying children of migrant workers, Idaho officials say," 21 Aug. 2019 Taylor was obscured by window tint and the witness never saw her. Juliana Kim, baltimoresun.com, "‘That’s not the car’: Key witness harms prosecution’s attempt to link suspect to death of 7-year-old Taylor Hayes," 8 Aug. 2019 Bonus: most cica skin care has a natural green tint! Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, "How to Soothe and Calm Facial Redness for Good," 26 July 2019 Very Victoria is designed to compliment Victoria Beckham’s signature smoky eye, and has a dusty-pink tint to give it a bit of warmth, which helps make nudes feel more wearable. Glamour, "5 Women Try Meghan Markle's Favorite Lipstick," 31 May 2019 The cream also has a slight peach-yellow tint to it, which really helps to disguise darkness under the eye. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Used Only Kylie Skin Products For a Whole Week. Here's My Honest Review.," 29 May 2019 Optional screens and various tints are available to reduce glare and harmful UV rays, and to improve the thermal performance of your existing windows. Stacy Argo, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: Consider adding storm windows to your home," 28 July 2019 Two men were arrested in Lynn Friday evening after State Police pulled them over for an excessive window tint and allegedly found a pistol with a 30 round magazine in their car, officials said. Breanne Kovatch, BostonGlobe.com, "After traffic stop, 2 Lynn men arrested on gun charges," 27 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Leather lounge chairs line the windows overlooking the terminal's runways, while electronically tinted glass cuts the glare from the sun. Nneka M. Okona, Condé Nast Traveler, "Airports (and Terminals) You'll Actually Want to Spend Time in," 28 Aug. 2019 In addition, the car’s tinted windows were so dark that the officer could not see the driver. cleveland.com, "Woman dismisses officer giving her speeding ticket: Cleveland Heights Police Blotter," 28 June 2019 Snapshot: Murray is trying out a new version of his trademark tinted visor. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Kyler Murray daily report: Is Arizona Cardinals QB too patient?," 30 July 2019 Its silverplate frame and tinted mirror shelves give it instant style, glamour and elegance. Elizabeth Pash, House Beautiful, "Why Every Home Could Use a Vintage Bar Cart," 17 May 2019 Though salvaged, the images remain tinted by this history, their anonymity like a kind of sepia. The New York Review of Books, "Gaiutra Bahadur," 21 Dec. 2018 There's also a six-pan eyeshadow palette, tinted base, and tinted foundation. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "BTS and VT Cosmetics Revealed Products from Their K-Beauty Collaboration," 10 Oct. 2018 Brow powder is a little less precise than a pencil or tinted gel. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Eyebrows Have Undergone a Royal Transformation," 26 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

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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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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)


\ 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


tinted; tinting

Kids Definition of tint (Entry 2 of 2)

: to give a tint to : color

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