demi-teinte

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From demi (half) and teinte (tint, shade).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /də.mi.tɛ̃t/
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Noun[edit]

demi-teinte f (plural demi-teintes)

  1. (literally, of a color) a medium shade, neither particularly light nor particularly dark
  2. (figuratively) something medium, mitigated, nuanced — often used as an adjective with en.
    C'était un succès en demi-teinte.
    It was a moderate success.

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