Definition of tinge in English:


Syllabification: tinge
Pronunciation: /tinj

verb (tinges, tinging or tingeing, tinged)

[with object]
  • 1Color slightly: a mass of white blossom tinged with pink [with object and complement]: toward the sun the sky was tinged crimson
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    • She had a huge grin on her face, and it was slightly tinged with red
    • His face was slightly tinged with color and his eyes had narrowed to slits.
    • The light was already tinged with red, coating everything it touched with the colour.
  • 1.1Have a slight influence on; imbue slightly with a feeling or quality: this visit will be tinged with sadness
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    • Their demands are not just a measure of necessity but are tinged with the same greed which permeates association football across the water.
    • Whether tinged with fruity aromas or floral hops, the dry quality of these Abbey beers and strong ales is an ideal way to wake up the palate and promotes the appetite.
    • We connect with his struggling painter because Cotten always had an everyman quality to his work, yet one usually tinged with a degree of weariness.
    influence, affect, touch, flavor, color, modify; taint


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late 15th century: from Latin tingere 'to dip or color'. The noun dates from the mid 18th century.

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