Definition of tint in English:
- Adding tints and shades introduces variety through value.
- Certain tints and shades of colour can be chosen as well as a special pattern or a special blend of fibres to make it lighter or heavier.
- Prodigal servings of pure saturated (often fluorescent) color are fattened further with a rich welter of tints, tones and shades.
- This sent a crack through the ground as the energy, now hinted only by a tint of velvet in the air, rushed forward and connected with Sam, sending him into the far wall.
- In the latter case there seems to be more than a tint of historic bitterness, dating back to the ill-fated Supporters Club of seven seasons ago and more.
- A tint of sorrow creeps into my mind as I recall the ‘good old times’ that are gone, never to return.
- The orange tint coloured her hair and made her skin look ill, but I recognised her.
- Some other things that can cause a very bad hair day include over processing your hair with color, tints, bleach or perms.
- It is a way of life, whether it be a change in colour, tints, hairpieces or whatever.
verb[with object] (usually be tinted) Back to top
- I wanted a blue dye wash over it so that the whole cover was tinted a heavy blue colour with the title in white.
- It was this colour that tinted his broad moustache, and the short, precise goatee on his chin.
- It was extremely low to the ground, with blazing red paint and black tinted windows.
- She looked to be around my age with very dark brown hair that was tinted in maroon.
- He wears jeans with holes in fashionable places, and amber highlights tint his strategically mussed hair.
- A tall, imposing man, it is hard to believe that he began his adult life as a trainee women's hairdresser, or that he was known within the game for the amount of time he spent tinting his hair.
tincture from (Late Middle English):
A tincture was originally a dye or pigment. It comes from Latin tinctura ‘dyeing’, from tingere ‘to dye or colour’. Because dying involves making solutions and extracting active ingredients, it started to be used for a pharmaceutical extract in the late 17th century. The slang sense for ‘an alcoholic drink’ evolved from this in the early 20th century. A number of other words go back to tingere. Tint (early 18th century) was originally tinct, and tinge (late 15th century) comes from the related verb tingere, ‘to colour’. Stain (Late Middle English) goes back to tingere via a shortening of distain, from Old French desteindre ‘tinge with a colour different from the natural one’.
- Example sentences
- The four brothers have been amazed with the response from the Lismore community so far - and from all reports they are the best bunch of buffers, waxers, window tinters and polishers in town.
- After his marriage in 1897 he worked as a painter of railway coaches, as a tinter of photographs, and as a housepainter.
- In ruling the tinters did not violate Federal regulations, he ordered the Traffic Safety Administration to pay court costs for the five window-tinting companies named as defendants.
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