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Meaning of TINGE

Pronunciation:  ting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pale or subdued color
  2. [n]  a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  3. [v]  dye with a color
  4. [v]  suffuse with color

TINGE is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bepaint, hint, hue, imbue, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, tinct, tint, touch, touch, undertone
 See Also: complexion, dye, henna, shade, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, snuff, tincture, tincture, tint, tone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tinge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tingeing}.] [L. tingere, tinctum, to dye, stain, wet; akin
    to Gr. ?, and perhaps to G. tunken to dip, OHG. tunch[=o]n,
    dunch[=o]n, thunk[=o]n. Cf. {Distain}, {Dunker}, {Stain},
    {Taint} a stain, to stain, {Tincture}, {Tint}.]
    To imbue or impregnate with something different or foreign;
    as, to tinge a decoction with a bitter taste; to affect in
    some degree with the qualities of another substance, either
    by mixture, or by application to the surface; especially, to
    color slightly; to stain; as, to tinge a blue color with red;
    an infusion tinged with a yellow color by saffron.
          His [Sir Roger's] virtues, as well as imperfections,
          are tinged by a certain extravagance.    --Addison.
    Syn: To color; dye; stain.
  2. \Tinge\, n.
    A degree, usually a slight degree, of some color, taste, or
    something foreign, infused into another substance or mixture,
    or added to it; tincture; color; dye; hue; shade; taste.
          His notions, too, respecting the government of the
          state, took a tinge from his notions respecting the
          government of the church.                --Macaulay.