- 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
Related Words for tinthue, complexion, tinge, glow, coloration, stain, tone, trace, tincture, cast, color, luminosity, hint, taint, dash, wash, suggestion, flush, touch, dye
Examples from the Web for tint
Contemporary Examples of tint
No one thinks to transform him into an Adonis, to require him to mascara his lashes or tint his cheekbones a delicate pink.The Men on the Dais
January 2, 2009
Historical Examples of tint
This discoloration was of a livid blue, about the tint of a tattoo mark.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
That tint is what we call the blink of open water, said Johnson.The Field of Ice
Naething but a bonny wee bairnie, whause mither has tint it!Salted With Fire
That was something like—what a tint, what a bright note it set amid the surroundings!
If ever he praised a limb, a tint, a contour, it was solely from the artistic point of view.
- 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
Word Origin for tint
Word Origin and History for tint
1756 (implied in tinted), from tint (n.). Related: Tinted; tinting.