AskDefine | Define tinge

Dictionary Definition



1 a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic" [syn: touch, hint, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon]
2 a pale or subdued color [syn: undertone]


1 suffuse with color [syn: imbue, hue]
2 affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life" [syn: color, colour, distort]
3 dye with a color [syn: tint, tinct, bepaint, touch]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. a small amount of something, especially of an added colour
  2. the degree of vividness of a colour; shade, hue or tint


  1. to add a small amount of colour; to tint


Verb form

  1. third-person singular indicative present of tingere


Verb form

  1. third-person singular indicative present of tingir



tinge m

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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