An example of to hint is to give clues to what someone will get for their birthday.
Wouldn't hint at the true purpose of the meeting.
She hinted that she might prefer our company to theirs.
Just a hint of color.
Give me a hint about the big news.
An example of a hint is someone smiling slightly suggesting that they are very happy.
An example of a hint is a hot chocolate with just a slight flavor of chili.
An example of a hint is a clue on a scavenger hunt.
They dropped hints that we should leave.
A hint of nutmeg.
There was a hint of irony in his voice.
I could taste a hint of lemon in the wine.
This font does not scale well; at small point sizes it has no hinting at all, and the hints that it has for the 10- and 12-point letter 'g' still need work.
To hint a suspicion.
The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens.
Wanted to avoid any hint of scandal.
- to suggest indirectly; intimate
- to perceive and act on a hint