tint

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See also: tînt

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Alteration of earlier tinct, influenced by French teinte (tint), from Latin tinctus (dyed), past participle of verb tingō (tinge). Cognate with Dutch tint, Estonian tint, French teinte, German Tinte, Hungarian tinta, Italian tinta, Luxembourgish Tintin, Portuguese tinta, and Spanish tinta.

Noun[edit]

tint (plural tints)

  1. A slight coloring.
  2. A pale or faint tinge of any color; especially, a variation of a color obtained by adding white (contrast shade)
  3. A color considered with reference to other very similar colors.
    Red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints.
  4. A shaded effect in engraving, produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.
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Verb[edit]

tint (third-person singular simple present tints, present participle tinting, simple past and past participle tinted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive)  To shade, to color.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess[1]:
      The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown(?)

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Contraction[edit]

tint

  1. (Yorkshire, colloquial) it is not; it isn't; 'tisn't; it'sn't

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of earlier tinct, from Latin tinctus (dyed), past participle of verb tingō (tinge).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -ɪnt

Noun[edit]

tint c (plural tinten, diminutive tintje n)

  1. hue

Verb[edit]

tint

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of tinten
  2. imperative of tinten

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tint (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. ink

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.


French[edit]

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tint

  1. third-person singular past historic of tenir

Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently from German Tinte. See etymology at Latvian tinte.

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Noun[edit]

tint

  1. ink

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Scots[edit]

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tint

  1. simple past tense and past participle of tyne
    An efterhin he tint a lot o weicht - Afterwards he lost a lot of weight