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ting1

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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to make or cause to make a high, clear, ringing sound.
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noun
  1. a tinging sound.
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Origin of ting1

1485–95; imitative; see tang2

tinge

[tinj]
verb (used with object), tinged, tinge·ing or ting·ing.
  1. to impart a trace or slight degree of some color to; tint.
  2. to impart a slight taste or smell to.
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noun
  1. a slight degree of coloration.
  2. a slight admixture, as of some qualifying property or characteristic; trace; smattering: a tinge of garlic; a tinge of anger.
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Origin of tinge

First recorded in 1470–80, tinge is from the Latin word tingere to dye, color
Related formsin·ter·tinge, verb (used with object), in·ter·tinged, in·ter·tinge·ing or in·ter·ting·ing.re·tinge, verb (used with object), re·tinged, re·tinge·ing or re·ting·ing.

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4. hint, shade, nuance, suspicion.
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British Dictionary definitions for tinged

ting1

noun
  1. a high metallic sound such as that made by a small bell
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verb
  1. to make or cause to make such a sound
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Word Origin

C15: of imitative origin

ting2

noun
  1. (often capital) a variant spelling of thing 2
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Ting

noun
  1. Samuel Chao Chung. born 1936, US physicist, who discovered the J/psi particle independently of Burton Richter, with whom he shared (1976) the Nobel prize for physics
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tinge

noun
  1. a slight tint or colouringher hair had a tinge of grey
  2. any slight addition
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verb tinges, tingeing, tinging or tinged (tr)
  1. to colour or tint faintly
  2. to impart a slight trace toher thoughts were tinged with nostalgia
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Word Origin

C15: from Latin tingere to colour
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Word Origin and History for tinged

tinge

v.

late 15c., "to dye, color slightly," from Latin tingere "to dye, color," originally "to moisten" (see tincture). Related: Tinged. The noun is first recorded 1752.

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