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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

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 Stronger blues will have many blue or greenish veins throughout and are more likely to have a tan or tawny tint and very strong smell. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2021 Both also have a subtle tint for a lightweight, no-makeup makeup effect. Megan Mcintyre, Town & Country, 21 Sep. 2021 Police charged the man with improper handling of a firearm, a fourth-degree felony, and cited him for DUS and the window tint. cleveland, 18 Aug. 2021 Look for shades with a warm tint and gray or brown undertones, which help tone down the brightness and offer a more refined effect. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Aug. 2021 In pets, signs of aflatoxin/mycotoxin poisoning include sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes, gums, or skin due to liver damage), and/or diarrhea. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 18 Aug. 2021 Build the shade/tint mechanism into the windshield. Motormouth Bob Weber, Star Tribune, 18 June 2021 An officer stopped a car at 10:52 a.m. Aug. 28 for a window tint violation. cleveland, 9 Sep. 2021 The calming gel is a one-two punch: Its green tint counteracts redness, as hyaluronic acid, cucumber, and thyme extract help to soothe sensitive skin, per the brand. Rachel Nussbaum, PEOPLE.com, 16 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 The area has dynamic windows that automatically tint to let in just the right amount of light. Dallas News, 16 June 2021 Police officers in Alabama will soon be allowed to tint the windows on their personal vehicles darker than is allowed for anyone else in the state. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, 20 May 2021 The lip balm is just going to tint the lips a little bit to add some color. New York Times, 10 May 2021 The Chicago River was dyed a bright shade of green Saturday after Mayor Lori Lightfoot reversed an earlier decision not to tint the waterway for second year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2021

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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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“Tint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tint. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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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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