- 1A shade or variety of a colour: the sky was taking on an apricot tintMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.2A set of parallel engraved lines to give uniform shading.More example sentences
- In England the most engaging lithographer was Whistler, who used delicate lines and tints in his Nocturnes of the Thames.
- 1.3A trace of something: a tint of glamourMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2An artificial dye for colouring the hair.More example sentences
- 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.
- 2.1An application of hair dye: peering into the mirror to see if any white hair showed after her last tintMore example sentences
- Other than a haircut and lash tint every two months-ish, that's about it.
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- 1Colour (something) slightly; tinge: her skin was tinted with delicate colour (as adjective tinted) a black car with tinted windowsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1Dye (someone’s hair) with a tint: they spent hours having their hair tinted and setMore example sentences
- 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.
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- 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.
early 18th century: alteration (perhaps influenced by Italian tinta) of obsolete tinct 'to colour, tint', from Latin tinctus 'dyeing', from tingere 'to dye or colour'.