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