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Definition of "tint" [tint]

  • A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation. (noun)
  • A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation. (noun)
  • A slight coloration; a tinge. (noun)
  • A barely detectable amount or degree; a trace. (noun)
  • A shaded effect in engraving produced by fine, close, parallel lines. (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.

Use "tint" in a sentence
  • "When you can manage to tint and gradate tenderly with the pencil point, get a good large alphabet, and try to _tint_ the letters into shape with the pencil point."
  • "So the amber tint is awesome you can see straight to the bottom"
  • "A good all around tint is rose or a lighter amber."