- To apply a trace of color to; tint. (verb-transitive)
- To affect slightly, as with a contrasting quality: "The air was blowy and tinged with rain” ( Joyce Carol Oates). (verb-transitive)
- A small amount of a color incorporated or added. (noun)
- A slight added element, property, or influence: a tinge of regret. (noun)
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