nuance

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See also: Nuance and nuancé

English

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Pronunciation

Etymology

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

Noun

nuance ‎(plural nuances)

  1. A minor distinction.
  2. Subtlety or fine detail.
    Understanding the basics is easy; 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...

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Translations

Verb

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.

Dutch

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /nyˈʋɑ̃sə/, /nyˈʋɑnsə/
  • Hyphenation: nu‧an‧ce

Etymology

Borrowing from French nuance.

Noun

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

  1. nuance, subtle distinction

French

Etymology

nuer +‎ -ance

Pronunciation

Noun

nuance f ‎(plural nuances)

  1. nuance
  2. gradation of colors

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Portuguese

Noun

nuance f (plural nuances)

  1. Alternative form of nuança