Tinge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tɪndʒ|  American pronunciation of the word tinge
Brit.  |tɪn(d)ʒ|  British pronunciation of the word tinge


- a slight but appreciable amount (syn: hint, jot, mite, pinch, speck, touch)
- a pale or subdued color (syn: undertone)


- affect as in thought or feeling (syn: color, colour, distort)
The sadness tinged his life
- color lightly (syn: tint, touch)
her greying hair was tinged blond
the leaves were tinged red in November

Extra examples

The language of Pindar's Odes is epic, with a slight Doric tinge.

Just when autumn had begun to tinge the woods with a thousand beautiful varieties of colour.

There was a tinge of sadness in her voice.

This glass has a greenish tinge.

The light of the setting sun tinges the buildings with delicate colours.

Pink tinged her cheeks.

The sadness tinged his life

...her unshakable belief in a blissful afterlife allowed her to meet her quietus without the slightest tinge of fear or regret...

...just slightly tinge the frosting with yellow food coloring to give it a lemony look...

Her skin had a bluish tinge.

Word forms

singular: tinge
plural: tinges
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