The definition of a nuance is a subtle difference.noun
An example of nuance is the difference between light lime green and lime green.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr < nuer, to shade < nue < VL *nuba, for L nubes, a cloud < IE *sneudh-, fog (> Welsh nudd), prob. < base *(s)na-, to flow, moisture > natant
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- A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.
- Expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone: a rich artistic performance, full of nuance.
Origin: French, from Old French, from nuer, to shade, cloud, from nue, cloud, from Vulgar Latin *nūba, from Latin nūbēs.
- nuˈanced adjective
nuance - Cultural Definition
A fine shade of meaning: “I liked the film, but I know I missed some of its nuances.”