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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
tinted glass (=coloured rather than completely transparent)
▪ The car had tinted glass.
tinted glasses (=with coloured glass)
▪ He always wore a pair of tinted glasses.
▪ It was October, and the leaves had begun to take on their warm autumn tints.
▪ Petal colors include every tint between white and pink.
▪ The glass had a bluish tint to it, like ice.
▪ The sun shining on her head gave her hair an attractive red tint.
▪ All his really popular works belong to the former category, with its strongly Impressionist tint.
▪ But by this time the entire issue had acquired too strong a tint of partisan politics, and no action was taken.
▪ Colouration: Golden upper surface occasionally with red tints, pale yellow lower surface.
▪ For those who have used soft chalk pastels and know their way around the tints I would advise loose pastels.
▪ The varietal typically has a slight pinkish-gray tint.
▪ Upon those sturdy, well-defined bones the clear, even tint seemed translucent.
▪ As he had expected, Grigoriev's skin was tinted faintly golden, the result of prolonged use of Longivex.
▪ She looks very much like Crilly, though her hair is cut and tinted like a soap opera actress.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tint \Tint\, n. [For older tinct, fr. L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye: cf. F. teinte, teint, It. tinta, tinto. See Tinge, and cf. Taint to stain, a stain, Tent a kind of wine, Tinto.] A slight coloring. Specifically:

  1. A pale or faint tinge of any color.

    Or blend in beauteous tints the colored mass.

    Their vigor sickens, and their tints decline.

  2. A color considered with reference to other very similar colors; as, red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints.

  3. (Engraving) A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.

    Tint tool (Eng.), a species of graver used for cutting the parallel lines which produce tints in engraving.


Tint \Tint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tinting.] To give a slight coloring to; to tinge.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"color," 1717, alteration of tinct (c.1600), from Latin tinctus "a dyeing," from tingere "to dye" (see tincture); influenced by Italian tinta "tint, hue," from Latin tinctus.


1756 (implied in tinted), from tint (n.). Related: Tinting.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A slight coloring. 2 A pale or faint tinge of any color; especially, a variation of a color obtained by adding white (contrast shade) 3 A color considered with reference to other very similar colors. 4 A shaded effect in engraving, produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines. vb. (context transitive intransitive English) To shade, to color. Etymology 2

alt. (context Yorkshire colloquial English) it is not; it isn't; 'tisn't; it'sn't contraction (context Yorkshire colloquial English) it is not; it isn't; 'tisn't; it'sn't


n. a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted" [syn: shade, tincture, tone]


v. dye with a color [syn: tinct, bepaint, tinge, touch]

Tint (disambiguation)

In color theory, a tint is the mixture of a color with white.

Tint may also refer to:

  • Tint (magazine), a women's magazine from Detroit, Michigan
  • Tint (EP), an EP by Merzbow
  • T.I.N.T., a mixtape by Efya
  • Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology
Tint (EP)

Tint is a short EP by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.

Tint (magazine)

Tint magazine is a quarterly global zine and independent magazine published in Detroit, Michigan. Though its motto "Celebrating Women of Every Color" targets all women, the magazine typically covers issues from the voices of women of color, and often from a politically left-wing perspective.

Tint began as a multicultural women's webzine, first published in 2004 by then college freshman Margarita L. Barry on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Created as a response to the lack of diverse faces and voices in mainstream women's publications, the first issue of Tint was launched in PDF format online that May. Barry never intended for the magazine to be a campus publication, though a misquote in the university's weekly newspaper, The BG News, hinted otherwise.

Tint has been loosely linked to several subcultures and movements, including Transculturation, DIY Culture, Arts and Crafts Movement, Anarcho-punk, Afro-punk, Zine, Feminism, Black Feminism, Grassroots, and Activism.

To date, Tint has featured cover stories on a unique blend of women including actress/vocalist Alisa Reyes, actress/vocalist Persia White, and recording artist Goapele, all celebrities of multiethnic heritages with notable grassroots arts or activism involvement. In addition to celebrity interviews, Tint also regularly features stories on everyday women who are making their own individual impacts on the world. The publication maintains a small but relevant cross-cultural readership and following.

Tint is rumored to be taking a more local slant in the year 2007, incorporating both digital and print editions.

Usage examples of "tint".

Its gold was tinged with cobalt among the knights of the Crown Prince, while those who surrounded the High King glinted with a tint of alizarin, as though sunset flowed in fluid lines of flame over their war-harness.

Generally speaking, he prefers bright tints to darker ones, but his likes and dislikes are capricious, and with regard to some colors his antipathy amounts to positive horror.

And just as the bow that spans the mantling cloud reminds us of all beautiful things that glow around its antitype that spans the emerald throne on high, so, as we gaze upon the prismatic tints that are reflected from the oily surface, we dream of all that is beautiful in color and gorgeous in tinted radiance, as being hidden amid the elements of petroleum.

At fifty, Arroyo looked sleek, slick, and ready for prime time, his razor-cut pompadour in perfect order, glasses lightly tinted, manicured nails buffed to a subtle gloss.

If Bernard was blooming, his bloom at this juncture must have deepened, and in so doing indeed have contributed an even brighter tint to his expression of salubrious happiness.

As its name imports, it is of an exceedingly rich, mottled tint, with a bestreaked snowy and golden ground, dotted with spots of the deepest crimson and purple.

Presently he glanced through the window of the hall near at hand, noting how the tints of the pretty gowns of the two women now before the fire imparted a rich pictorial effect to the interior, the one costume being of a canary tint, with bretelles and girdle of brown velvet, while Mrs.

There was affectation and sentimentality about his work, a prettiness of face, rosy flesh tints, and a general lightness of color, but he was a superior brushman, a good colorist, and, at times, a man of earnestness and power.

The westering sun tinted the sky with evening colors of dusty gold and pale violet, flaming the woodland greens and burnishing the boles of towering chestnut and hawthorn with a gleam like bronze.

November 15th, Joseph Hullmandle, whose inventions and improvements connected with lithography, and tinted lithographic printing, contributed so much to the perfection of that branch of artistic skill.

I shall not comment on it beyond noting that Farr waxed ecstatic over its crimson tint, whilst I found both colour and size most sobering.

Sometimes at the end of a day, when the sun was breaking sideways through gaps in the clouds out to sea, shining weakly in the tinted windows and illuminating their faces as they sat around two desks covered by reprints and offprints, they would talk over the issues involved, and compare their most recent results, and try to make sense of the problem.

The evening vapours rose between the leafless poplars, touching their outlines with a violet tint, paler and more transparent than a subtle gauze caught athwart their branches.

I can give no possible idea in writing of the tone of colour in this picture, except by comparing it to the semi-transparency of Mosaic, such are the clearness of the tints and pearliness of the sky and distance.

From this description it will be seen that the flower is a rather small Crocus, but from the soft tints of the perianth, and more pronounced and bright colours of the seed organs, it is one of much beauty.