tinge


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tinge

 (tĭnj)
tr.v. tinged (tĭnjd), tinge·ing or ting·ing (tĭn′jĭng), ting·es
1. To apply a trace of color to; tint.
2. To affect slightly, as with a contrasting quality: "The air was blowy and tinged with rain" (Joyce Carol Oates).
n.
1. A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
2. A slight added element, property, or influence: a tinge of regret.

[Middle English tingen, from Latin tingere.]

tinge

(tɪndʒ)
n
1. a slight tint or colouring: her hair had a tinge of grey.
2. any slight addition
vb (tr) , tinges, tingeing, tinging or tinged
3. to colour or tint faintly
4. to impart a slight trace to: her thoughts were tinged with nostalgia.
[C15: from Latin tingere to colour]

tinge

(tɪndʒ)

v. tinged, tinge•ing ting•ing, v.t.
1. to impart a slight degree of some color to; tint.
2. to impart a slight taste or smell to.
n.
3. a slight degree of coloration.
4. a slight admixture; trace: a tinge of garlic.
[1470–80; < Latin tingere to dye, color]

tinge


Past participle: tinged
Gerund: tingeing/tinging

Imperative
tinge
tinge
Present
I tinge
you tinge
he/she/it tinges
we tinge
you tinge
they tinge
Preterite
I tinged
you tinged
he/she/it tinged
we tinged
you tinged
they tinged
Present Continuous
I am tingeing/tinging
you are tingeing/tinging
he/she/it is tingeing/tinging
we are tingeing/tinging
you are tingeing/tinging
they are tingeing/tinging
Present Perfect
I have tinged
you have tinged
he/she/it has tinged
we have tinged
you have tinged
they have tinged
Past Continuous
I was tingeing/tinging
you were tingeing/tinging
he/she/it was tingeing/tinging
we were tingeing/tinging
you were tingeing/tinging
they were tingeing/tinging
Past Perfect
I had tinged
you had tinged
he/she/it had tinged
we had tinged
you had tinged
they had tinged
Future
I will tinge
you will tinge
he/she/it will tinge
we will tinge
you will tinge
they will tinge
Future Perfect
I will have tinged
you will have tinged
he/she/it will have tinged
we will have tinged
you will have tinged
they will have tinged
Future Continuous
I will be tingeing/tinging
you will be tingeing/tinging
he/she/it will be tingeing/tinging
we will be tingeing/tinging
you will be tingeing/tinging
they will be tingeing/tinging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tingeing/tinging
you have been tingeing/tinging
he/she/it has been tingeing/tinging
we have been tingeing/tinging
you have been tingeing/tinging
they have been tingeing/tinging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tingeing/tinging
you will have been tingeing/tinging
he/she/it will have been tingeing/tinging
we will have been tingeing/tinging
you will have been tingeing/tinging
they will have been tingeing/tinging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tingeing/tinging
you had been tingeing/tinging
he/she/it had been tingeing/tinging
we had been tingeing/tinging
you had been tingeing/tinging
they had been tingeing/tinging
Conditional
I would tinge
you would tinge
he/she/it would tinge
we would tinge
you would tinge
they would tinge
Past Conditional
I would have tinged
you would have tinged
he/she/it would have tinged
we would have tinged
you would have tinged
they would have tinged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tinge - a slight but appreciable amounttinge - a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
snuff - a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
2.tinge - a pale or subdued colortinge - a pale or subdued color    
tint, shade, tincture, tone - a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
Verb1.tinge - affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"
affect, bear upon, impact, bear on, touch on, touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
2.tinge - color lightlytinge - color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
henna - apply henna to one's hair; "She hennas her hair every month"
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
tincture - stain or tint with a color; "The leaves were tinctured with a bright red"
complexion - give a certain color to; "The setting sun complexioned the hills"

tinge

noun
1. tint, colour, shade, cast, wash, stain, dye, tincture His skin had an unhealthy greyish tinge.
2. trace, bit, drop, touch, suggestion, dash, pinch, smack, sprinkling, smattering, soupçon (French) Could there have been a slight tinge of envy in her voice?
verb
1. tint, colour, shade, stain, dye The living room was tinged yellow by the sunlight.
2. suffuse, touch, flavour, modify, sour, imbue His homecoming was tinged with sadness.

tinge

noun
1. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation:
2. The degree of vividness of a color, as when modified by the addition of black or white pigment:
Translations
مَسْحَه، لَوْن خَفيف
nádechodstín
skær
halvány árnyalat
slikja, vottur
nokrāsatonis
bir parçaçok az

tinge

[tɪndʒ]
A. N
1. [of colour] → tinte m, matiz m
2. (fig) [of irony, sadness] → deje m, matiz m
a tinge of nostalgiacierta nostalgia
not without a tinge of regretno sin cierto arrepentimiento
B. VT
1. (lit) → teñir, matizar (with de)
2. (fig) → matizar (with de) pleasure tinged with sadnessplacer m matizado or no exento de tristeza

tinge

[ˈtɪndʒ]
n
[colour] → teinte f
[feeling] → pointe f
vt
tinged with [+ colour] → teinté(e) de; [+ feeling] → empreint(e) de
Her eyes were tinged with red
BUT Ses yeux étaient légèrement injectés de sang.
His dark hair was just tinged with grey
BUT Ses cheveux foncés étaient juste saupoudrés de gris.

tinge

n
(of colour)Hauch m, → Spur f; a tinge of redein (leichter) Rotstich, ein Hauch mvon Rot
(fig: = hint, trace) → Spur f; (of sadness)Anflug m, → Spur f
vt
(= colour)(leicht) tönen; lavender water tinged with pinkLavendelwasser, das leicht rosa getönt ist
(fig) to tinge something with somethingeiner Sache (dat)eine Spur von etw geben; tinged with …mit einer Spur von …; our happiness was tinged with sorrowunser Glück war getrübt

tinge

[tɪndʒ]
1. n (of colour) (fig) → punta, sfumatura
her hair had a tinge of red in it → i suoi capelli avevano dei riflessi rossi
2. vt to be tinged withavere una punta or sfumatura di

tinge

(tindʒ) noun
a trace, or slight amount, of a colour. Her hair had a tinge of red.
References in classic literature ?
Come, come," returned Hawkeye, uncasing his honest countenance, the better to assure the wavering confidence of his companion; "you may see a skin, which, if it be not as white as one of the gentle ones, has no tinge of red to it that the winds of the heaven and the sun have not bestowed.
There is a tradition, only worth alluding to as lending a tinge of superstitious awe to a scene perhaps gloomy enough without it, that a voice spoke loudly among the guests, the tones of which were like those of old Matthew Maule, the executed wizard,--"God hath given him blood to drink
Here, one would suppose, might have been sorrow enough to imbue the sunniest disposition through and through with a sable tinge.
A long-skirted, cabalistically-cut coat of a faded walnut tinge enveloped him; the overlapping sleeves of which were rolled up on his wrists.
Her whole plump countenance beams with satisfaction and contentment from under her well-starched checked turban, bearing on it, however, if we must confess it, a little of that tinge of self-consciousness which becomes the first cook of the neighborhood, as Aunt Chloe was universally held and acknowledged to be.
All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it.
Above the temples, amidst wreathed turban folds of black drapery, vague in its character and consistency as cloud, gleamed a ring of white flame, gemmed with sparkles of a more lurid tinge.
The waxen tinge had left, Colins skin and a warm rose showed through it; his beautiful eyes were clear and the hollows under them and in his cheeks and temples had filled out.
Her complexion partook of the pure monotony of tint which characterized her hair -- it was of the same soft, warm, creamy fairness all over, without a tinge of color in the cheeks, except on occasions of unusual bodily exertion or sudden mental disturbance.
It was quite as cadaverous as it had looked in the window, though in the grain of it there was that tinge of red which is sometimes to be observed in the skins of red-haired people.
In some of her looks and gestures there was that tinge of resemblance to Miss Havisham which may often be noticed to have been acquired by children, from grown person with whom they have been much associated and secluded, and which, when childhood is passed, will produce a remarkable occasional likeness of expression between faces that are otherwise quite different.
There reigns in it gentleness and goodness; and if a tinge of the world's pride or vanities may mix with an expression so lovely, how should we chide that which is of earth for bearing some colour of its original?