- Present participle of tinge.
Variant of tinge
transitive verbtinged, tingeing or tinging
- to color slightly; give a tint to
- to give a trace, slight flavor or odor, shade, etc. to: joy tinged with sorrow
Origin of tingeClassical Latin tingere, to dye, stain ; from Indo-European base an unverified form teng-, to moisten from source Classical Greek tengein, to moisten, Old High German dunkon, to dip
- a slight coloring; tint
- a slight trace, flavor, odor, etc.; smack; touch