nuance

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See also: Nuance and nuancé

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French nuance (nuance, shade, hue).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nuance (countable and uncountable, plural nuances)

  1. A minor distinction.
    hidden nuances
  2. Subtlety or fine detail.
    Understanding the basics is easy, but appreciating the nuances takes years.
    • 1901: Alpheus Spring Packard, Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution
      ...the richer our collections become, the more numerous are the proofs that all is more or less shaded (nuance), that the remarkable differences become obliterated...
    • 2016, Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, “Encryption”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 5, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
      It’s a miracle Lindsey Graham has met the concept of nuance. And this is the man who once warned “the world is literally about to blow up.” So you’re not dealing with someone who likes to dabble with grey areas.

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Verb[edit]

nuance (third-person singular simple present nuances, present participle nuancing, simple past and past participle nuanced)

  1. (transitive) To apply a nuance to; to change or redefine in a subtle way.

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈnuant͡sɛ], [ˈnɪjant͡sɛ]
  • Hyphenation: nuan‧ce

Noun[edit]

nuance f

  1. nuance

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • nuance in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • nuance in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French nuance, from Middle French nuance, from Latin [Term?].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /nyˈɑ̃sə/, /nyˈɑnsə/
  • Hyphenation: nu‧an‧ce

Noun[edit]

nuance f (plural nuances or nuancen, diminutive nuanceje n or nuancetje n)

  1. nuance, subtle distinction

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: nuanse

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nuer +‎ -ance

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nuance f (plural nuances)

  1. nuance
  2. gradation of colors
  3. (music) dynamics

Further reading[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

nuance f (plural nuances)

  1. Alternative form of nuança