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Definition of "tinge" []

  • 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)

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 "tinge" in a sentence
  • "These particular notes filled me with a desire for etymology and philology, but also a desire for the worlds of the other old languages mentioned, the mythology harbored in the consciousness tinged (tinge is weak) by that medium."
  • "Petey, everything you write has a certain tinge of melancholy."
  • "Anyway, Los Siete Castigos is filled with tracks like this, that take their sweet time unfolding - much like Villalobos 'most recent work (see his Perlon 12 Chromosul) - with highly developed shuffling rhythms, many of which take on a Latin tinge with slices of congas and other elements reminiscent of his South American roots."