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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a bluish tinge
▪ Her skin had a bluish tinge.
was tinged with sadness (=he also felt rather sad)
▪ His relief was tinged with sadness.
▪ His green eyes were taking on a bluish tinge and hers were going green with so much exchanging of deep looks.
▪ The light had a cold bluish tinge and the air was cooler too.
▪ For the first time since her pregnancy I felt a tinge of worry about other men.
▪ It had a blue tinge to it.
▪ It has a very long neck like a duck, and the front of the body sometimes has a faint purple tinge.
▪ It was slowly taking up the pink tinges of the rising sun.
▪ The light had a cold bluish tinge and the air was cooler too.
▪ The red maples, at the edge of the clearing, have a reddish tinge.
▪ The thought touched me with a tinge of sadness, at the same time that the scent touched me with happiness.
▪ There was a yellow tinge to their skin.
▪ But the joy of birth was tinged with sadness.
▪ But New Zealand's delight was tinged with sadness after opener John Wright's announced his retirement.
▪ Amelia called out cheerily to Jake, who remembered grinning, a grin tinged with anxiety.
▪ His flashes of light-hearted humour were commonly tinged with an awesome critical irony.
▪ It tinged the air with a smell of herbs and whisky.
▪ The golden crown of a sugar maple tinged with orange can startle you with its luminescence.
▪ This hope is tinged with anxiety.
▪ Was our modern age of triumph destined from the start to be tinged with despair?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tinge \Tinge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinged; p. pr. & vb. n. Tingeing.] [L. tingere, tinctum, to dye, stain, wet; akin to Gr. ?, and perhaps to G. tunken to dip, OHG. tunch[=o]n, dunch[=o]n, thunk[=o]n. Cf. Distain, Dunker, Stain, Taint a stain, to stain, Tincture, Tint.] To imbue or impregnate with something different or foreign; as, to tinge a decoction with a bitter taste; to affect in some degree with the qualities of another substance, either by mixture, or by application to the surface; especially, to color slightly; to stain; as, to tinge a blue color with red; an infusion tinged with a yellow color by saffron.

His [Sir Roger's] virtues, as well as imperfections, are tinged by a certain extravagance.

Syn: To color; dye; stain.


Tinge \Tinge\, n. A degree, usually a slight degree, of some color, taste, or something foreign, infused into another substance or mixture, or added to it; tincture; color; dye; hue; shade; taste.

His notions, too, respecting the government of the state, took a tinge from his notions respecting the government of the church.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


n. 1 A small amount of something, especially of an added color. 2 The degree of vividness of a color; shade, hue or tint. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To add a small amount of color; to tint. 2 (context transitive English) To imbue or impregnate.

  1. n. a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic" [syn: touch, hint, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon]

  2. a pale or subdued color [syn: undertone]

  3. v. suffuse with color [syn: imbue, hue]

  4. affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life" [syn: color, colour, distort]

  5. dye with a color [syn: tint, tinct, bepaint, touch]

Usage examples of "tinge".

Venice edition of the Councils contains all the acts of the synods, and history of Photius: they are abridged, with a faint tinge of prejudice or prudence, by Dupin and Fleury.

In the daylight his skin had the yellow tinge of one who had suffered much from ague, and the same colour showed in the whites of his eyes.

Red tinged mist, jetting up all round her, clouded her vision, adding to her confusion.

Not the least curious part of this outcrop is the black thread of iron silicate which, broken in places, subtends it to the east: some specimens have geodes yielding brown powder, and venal cavities lined with botryoidal quartz of amethystine tinge.

The figures were far more beautiful than Venus and Adonis, for the faces were those of Angelhood, the forms those of Wisdom and Love: both wore flowing robes, tinged like a glowing sunrise.

The ways in which my many non-scientist friends and colleagues often regard me as a laboratory scientist -with incomprehension and awe, tinged, I sometimes feel, with faint patronage - engendered in me the idea of a sort of apologia for laboratory life.

The water was ice-cold and tinged with a dash of aquavit to keep the taste clean.

It was as if I had been plucked from an almost paradisial world and dropped into an alternative universe where much was the same, but everything was tinged by horror and nightmare.

The blur remained motionless, dimming slowly, losing its tinge of unearthly color, taking on the blueness of evening.

It was waves of light, creamily golden light tinged with a border of green, and within its vacillating luminescence was a message.

If not for the blue tinge of cyanosis about her lips, I might have been persuaded she was just asleep.

I was being systematically depersonalized by the whole educational apparatus at the University of California at Santa Barbara and all I heard from my parents day after day in letters, phone calls and telegrams was that I should transfer to the University of California at Santa Cruz, which they wanted me to do for their own selfish grabby reasons, probably tinged with incest.

The novel, somewhat tinged but scarcely marred by moral didacticism, tells of the artificial human being moulded from charnel fragments by Victor Frankenstein, a young Swiss medical student.

This has given a tinge of picturesque and descriptive imagery to the introductory Epodes which depicture these scenes, and some of the majestic feelings permanently connected with the scene of this animating event.

The key will shriek in the lock, The door will rustily hinge, Will open on features of mould, To vanish corrupt at a glimpse, And mock as the wild echoes mock, Soulless in mimic, doth Greed Or the passion for fruitage tinge That dream, for your parricide imps To wing through the body of Time, Yourselves in slaying him slay.