tinge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tingere,[1] present active infinitive of tingō (to dip; to moisten; to colour, dye, tinge), from Proto-Indo-European *teng- (to dip; to soak).

The noun is derived from the verb.[2]

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Noun[edit]

tinge (plural tinges)

  1. A small added amount of colour; (by extension) a small added amount of some other thing.
    Synonyms: tincture, teint, teinture (the latter two obsolete)
  2. The degree of vividness of a colour; hue, shade, tint.
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Verb[edit]

tinge (third-person singular simple present tinges, present participle tinging or tingeing, simple past and past participle tinged)

  1. (transitive) To add a small amount of colour; to tint; (by extension) to add a small amount of some other thing.
    Synonym: tinct
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To affect or alter slightly, particularly due to the actual or metaphorical influence of some element or thing.
    • Addison
      His virtues, as well as imperfections, are tinged by a certain extravagance.
  3. (intransitive) To change slightly in shade due to the addition of colour; (by extension) to change slightly in quality due to the addition of some other thing.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ tinge, v.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1912; “tinge” (US) / “tinge” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ tinge, n.1”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1912.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

tinge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of tingere

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

tinge

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of tingō

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

tinge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of tingir

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Noun[edit]

tinge m (plural tinges)

  1. Eurasian eagle owl