AskDefine | Define tinge

Dictionary Definition

tinge

Noun

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]

Verb

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

English

Noun

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

Verb

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

Italian

Verb form

tinge
  1. third-person singular indicative present of tingere

Portuguese

Verb form

tinge
  1. third-person singular indicative present of tingir

Spanish

Noun

tinge m

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

achromatism, affect, allegory, allusion, apply paint, arcane meaning, assumption, bedaub, bedizen, begild, bend, besmear, besprinkle, bias, breathe, brew, brush on paint, calcimine, cast, chromatism, chromism, coat, color, color balance, color harmony, color scheme, coloration, coloring, complexion, connotation, cover, dab, dash, daub, decoct, decorator color, deep-dye, dip, dispose, distemper, double-dye, dredge, dye, emblazon, enamel, engild, entincture, face, fast-dye, flavor, fresco, gild, glaze, gleam, gloss, grain, hint, hue, idea, illuminate, imbrue, imbue, implication, implied meaning, import, impregnate, incline, induce, inference, infiltrate, influence, infuse, infusion, ingrain, inkling, innuendo, instill, intimation, ironic suggestion, japan, key, lacquer, lay on color, lead, leaven, lick, look, meaning, metaphorical sense, move, natural color, nuance, occult meaning, overtone, paint, pallor, parget, penetrate, permeate, persuade, pervade, pigment, predispose, presumption, presupposition, prime, prompt, saturate, sauce, scintilla, season, seasoning, shade, shadow, shellac, sip, skin color, slop on paint, smack, smattering, smear, smell, soften up, soupcon, spark, spice, sprinkling, stain, steep, stipple, strain, streak, subsense, subsidiary sense, suffuse, suggestion, sup, supposition, suspicion, sway, symbolism, taint, taste, temper, tempering, thought, tinct, tincture, tint, tone, touch, trace, transfuse, undercoat, undercolor, undercurrent, undermeaning, undertone, varnish, vestige, wash, wear down, weigh with, whitewash, work
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