Tinge means to give a little bit of something, especially color or flavor.(verb)
An example of tinge is to add a drop of red food coloring to white icing to make it slightly pink.
The definition of a tinge is a small amount of coloring, flavor, or some other quality.(noun)
An example of a tinge is a slight taste of vanilla bean in a strawberry cupcake.
See tinge in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L tingere, to dye, stain < IE base *teng-, to moisten > Gr tengein, to moisten, OHG dunkon, to dip
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transitive verb tinged tinged (tĭnjd), tinge·ing or ting·ing (tĭnˈjĭng), ting·es
Origin: Middle English tingen
Origin: , from Latin tingere.
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