Definition of "tincture" []

  • A coloring or dyeing substance; a pigment. (noun)
  • An imparted color; a tint. (noun)
  • A quality that colors, pervades, or distinguishes. (noun)
  • A trace or vestige: "a faint tincture of condescension” ( Robert Craft). (noun)
  • An alcohol solution of a nonvolatile medicine: tincture of iodine. (noun)
  • A medicinal extract in a solution of alcohol (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A tint, colour, or tinge (noun)
  • A slight flavour, aroma, or trace (noun)
  • Any one of the colours or either of the metals used on heraldic arms (noun)
  • A dye or pigment (noun)
  • To give a tint or colour to (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "tincture" in a sentence
  • "Expect to be audited by the government, and expect your auditors to be hired based on skin tincture, not ability."
  • "Thy tincture is that of the buffalo, and all souls shudder at thy sight."
  • "First, that in all other parts of Europe the ancient language subsisted after the conquest, and at length incorporated with that of the conquerors; whereas in England the Saxon language received little or no tincture from the Welsh; and it seems, even among the lowest people, to have continued a dialect of pure Teutonic to the time in which it was itself blended with the Norman."