(1) A quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color
"After several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
(2) Color lightly
"Her greying hair was tinged blond"
"The leaves were tinged red in November"
Alteration of earlier tinct, from , from .
- A slight coloring.
- A pale or faint tinge of any color; especially, a variation of a color obtained by adding white (contrast shade).
- A color considered with reference to other very similar colors; as, red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints.
- A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.
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