Tinge meaning

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The definition of a tinge is a small amount of coloring, flavor, or some other quality.

An example of a tinge is a slight taste of vanilla bean in a strawberry cupcake.

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Tinge means to give a little bit of something, especially color or flavor.

An example of tinge is to add a drop of red food coloring to white icing to make it slightly pink.

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To apply a trace of color to; tint.
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To affect slightly, as with a contrasting quality.
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A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
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A slight added element, property, or influence.

A tinge of regret.

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To color slightly; give a tint to.
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To give a trace, slight flavor or odor, shade, etc. to.

Joy tinged with sorrow.

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A slight coloring; tint.
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A slight trace, flavor, odor, etc.; smack; touch.
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A small amount of something, especially of an added color.
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The degree of vividness of a color; shade, hue or tint.
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To add a small amount of color; to tint.
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Origin of tinge

  • Middle English tingen from Latin tingere
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin tingō.
    From Wiktionary