Origin of nuanceFrench from nuer, to shade from nue from Vulgar Latin an unverified form nuba, for Classical Latin nubes, a cloud from Indo-European an unverified form sneudh-, fog (from source Welsh nudd), probably from base an unverified form (s)na-, to flow, moisture from source natant
Nuance is the differnce between these shades of green.
An example of nuance is the difference between light lime green and lime green.
- 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.
transitive verbnu·anced, nu·anc·ing, nu·anc·es
Origin of nuanceFrench from Old French from nuer to shade, cloud from nue cloud from Vulgar Latin nūba from Latin nūbēs
From French nuance meaning "nuance", "shade" or "hue".