Tint meaning

tĭnt
A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation.
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A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
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A barely detectable amount or degree; a trace.
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A shaded effect in engraving produced by fine, close, parallel lines.
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A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
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A dye for the hair.
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To give a tint to or take on a tint.
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A delicate or pale color or hue; tinge.
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A color or a shading of a color; esp., a gradation of a color with reference to its mixture with white.
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A dye for the hair.
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An even shading produced by fine parallel lines.
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A light-colored background, as for an illustration.
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To give a tint to.
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A slight coloring.
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A pale or faint tinge of any color; especially, a variation of a color obtained by adding white (contrast shade)
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A color considered with reference to other very similar colors.

Red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints.

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A shaded effect in engraving, produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.
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(intransitive) To shade, to color.
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Origin of tint

  • Alteration of tinct
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Alteration of earlier tinct, from Latin tinctus (“dyed"), past participle of verb tingō (“I tinge").
    From Wiktionary