Nuance Definition

no͝oäns, nyo͝o-, no͝o-äns, nyo͝o-
nuances
noun
nuances
A slight or delicate variation in tone, color, meaning, etc.; shade of difference.
Webster's New World
Expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone.
A rich artistic performance, full of nuance.
American Heritage
Wiktionary

Subtlety or fine detail.

Understanding the basics is easy; appreciating the nuances takes years.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
old
verb
To treat or consider with nuance; give nuances to.
New information that nuanced their understanding of the situation.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Nuance

Noun

Singular:
nuance
Plural:
nuances

Origin of Nuance

  • French from Old French from nuer to shade, cloud from nue cloud from Vulgar Latin nūba from Latin nūbēs

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French nuance meaning "nuance", "shade" or "hue".

    From Wiktionary

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