Associations to the word «Tinge»

Wiktionary

TINGE, noun. A small amount of something, especially of an added color.
TINGE, noun. The degree of vividness of a color; shade, hue or tint.
TINGE, verb. (transitive) To add a small amount of color; to tint.
TINGE, verb. (transitive) To imbue or impregnate.

Dictionary definition

TINGE, noun. A slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic".
TINGE, noun. A pale or subdued color.
TINGE, verb. Affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life".
TINGE, verb. Color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November".

Wise words

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