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  1. a color or a variety of a color; hue.

  2. a color diluted with white; a color of less than maximum purity, chromo, or saturation.

  1. a delicate or pale color.

  2. any of various commercial dyes for the hair.

  3. Engraving. a uniform shading, as that produced by a series of fine parallel lines.

  4. Also called tint block .Printing. a faintly or lightly colored background upon which an illustration or the like is to be printed.

verb (used with object)
  1. to apply a tint or tints to; color slightly or delicately; tinge.

Origin of tint

First recorded in 1710–20; variant of tinct

Other words from tint

  • non·tint·ed, adjective
  • o·ver·tint, verb
  • o·ver·tint, noun
  • re·tint, verb (used with object)
  • un·tint·ed, adjective
  • well-tinted, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for tint


/ (tɪnt) /

  1. a shade of a colour, esp a pale one

  2. a colour that is softened or desaturated by the addition of white

  1. a tinge

  2. a semipermanent dye for the hair

  3. a trace or hint: a tint of jealousy in his voice

  4. engraving uniform shading, produced esp by hatching

  5. printing a panel of colour serving as a background to letters or other matter

  1. (tr) to colour or tinge

  2. (tr) to change or influence slightly: his answer was tinted by his prior knowledge

  1. (intr) to acquire a tint

Origin of tint

C18: from earlier tinct

Derived forms of tint

  • tinter, noun

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