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Meaning of NUANCE

Pronunciation:  'nooâns

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"

NUANCE is a 6 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: nicety, refinement, shade, subtlety
 See Also: import, meaning, significance, signification



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nu`ance"\, n. [F.]
A shade of difference; a delicate gradation.

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