- to make or cause to make a high, clear, ringing sound.
- a tinging sound.
Origin of ting1
- to impart a trace or slight degree of some color to; tint.
- to impart a slight taste or smell to.
- a slight degree of coloration.
- a slight admixture, as of some qualifying property or characteristic; trace; smattering: a tinge of garlic; a tinge of anger.
Origin of tinge
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Examples from the Web for tinged
His voice is quiet, melodic, and often tinged with an undercurrent of mirth.Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’
November 3, 2014
The campaign in Gaza will not be merely an effort to maintain peace—the campaign is tinged with feelings of revenge and contempt.The Israeli Way of Death
July 2, 2014
The reaction of many conservatives, however, is frustration of a kind not tinged with embarrassment.The GOP’s Real Ted Nugent Problem
February 22, 2014
As it turns out, the idea of a New World Order has been around for decades—and has long been tinged by the specter of violence.The Evolution of the ‘New World Order’
November 5, 2013
He was simply inhaling a vapor, one tinged with a touch of nicotine.My (Electronic) Cigarette Addiction
January 31, 2013
The lawyer's face sobered, and his tone as he answered was tinged with constraint.Within the Law
The entire place, indeed, was corroded, tinged with the hue of old gold.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Bright orange it was, tinged with yellow, dazzling even at this distance.Pirates of the Gorm
They regarded him and his wife with derisive pity, tinged with anger.Fruitfulness
They are to be washed a third time in a stronger soap liquor, made hot and tinged with blueing, and rinsed in clean water.
- a high metallic sound such as that made by a small bell
- to make or cause to make such a sound
- (often capital) a variant spelling of thing 2
- 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
- a slight tint or colouringher hair had a tinge of grey
- any slight addition
- to colour or tint faintly
- to impart a slight trace toher thoughts were tinged with nostalgia
Word Origin and History for tinged
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.