- a color or a variety of a color; hue.
- a color diluted with white; a color of less than maximum purity, chromo, or saturation.
- a delicate or pale color.
- any of various commercial dyes for the hair.
- Engraving. a uniform shading, as that produced by a series of fine parallel lines.
- Also called tint block. Printing. a faintly or lightly colored background upon which an illustration or the like is to be printed.
- to apply a tint or tints to; color slightly or delicately; tinge.
Origin of tint
First recorded in 1710–20; variant of tinct
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Examples from the Web for untinted
There she is, a lily of the valley, untinted, needing no tint.Shirley
The hideous exposure is not untinted with fairer lines; and we see traits here and there of true devotion, mistaken but heroic.Short Studies on Great Subjects
James Anthony Froude
He had a heavy pair of red, sensual-looking lips, his hair was untinted by gray, and his eyes still lustrous.Caught In The Net
- a shade of a colour, esp a pale one
- a colour that is softened or desaturated by the addition of white
- a tinge
- a semipermanent dye for the hair
- a trace or hinta tint of jealousy in his voice
- engraving uniform shading, produced esp by hatching
- printing a panel of colour serving as a background to letters or other matter
- (tr) to colour or tinge
- (tr) to change or influence slightlyhis answer was tinted by his prior knowledge
- (intr) to acquire a tint
C18: from earlier tinct
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Word Origin and History for untinted
1756 (implied in tinted), from tint (n.). Related: Tinted; tinting.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper