tint

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noun

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

tint

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verb

tinted; tinting; tints

transitive verb

: to impart or apply a tint to : color
tinter noun

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
However, the tint also allows for the wearer to adjust to a range of light conditions, limiting tint when indoors, and maximizing it while outside in bright daylight. New Atlas, 10 July 2024 The instant tint and color changing lens allows consumers to adjust different environments instantaneously. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 9 July 2024
Verb
Current Kentucky law allows river and passenger doors can to be tinted, but must allow 35% of the light in. Hannah Pinski, The Courier-Journal, 12 July 2024 Reduce to a simmer to allow the flavors to infuse and simmer until the syrup is tinted slightly to reflect the color of the herb, about 10 minutes. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 9 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for tint 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

First Known Use

Noun

1717, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1791, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tint was in 1717

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Cite this Entry

“Tint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tint. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

tint

1 of 2 noun
1
a
: a slight or pale coloring
b
: any of various shades of a color
2
: a variation of a color made by adding white to it

tint

2 of 2 verb
: to give or apply a tint or color to
tinted glasses

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