tint

[ tint ]
/ tɪnt /

noun

verb (used with object)

to apply a tint or tints to; color slightly or delicately; tinge.

Nearby words

  1. tinselly,
  2. tinselry,
  3. tinseltown,
  4. tinsmith,
  5. tinstone,
  6. tint tool,
  7. tintack,
  8. tintagel head,
  9. tinter,
  10. tintinnabular

Origin of tint

First recorded in 1710–20; variant of tinct

Related forms
Can be confusedcolor hue shade tint

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British Dictionary definitions for tint

tint

/ (tɪnt) /

noun

verb

Derived Formstinter, noun

Word Origin for tint

C18: from earlier tinct

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