tinct

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tinctus(dyeing), past participle of tingō(I tinge).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tinct ‎(plural tincts)

  1. a tint or colour
    • Shakespeare
      blue of heaven's own tinct
    • Tennyson
      all the devices blazoned on the shield, in their own tinct
    • 1889. Gissing, George. The Nether World, Volume 3 Chapter 1:
      The slightest tinct of uncertainty in the old man’s thought, and he, Kirkwood, became a plotter like the others, meeting mine with countermine.

Verb[edit]

tinct ‎(third-person singular simple present tincts, present participle tincting, simple past and past participle tincted)

  1. to tint, tinge or colour

Adjective[edit]

tinct ‎(comparative more tinct, superlative most tinct)

  1. tinged or lightly coloured
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

Noun[edit]

tinct

  1. Abbreviation of tincture.