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nu·ance

 (no͞o′äns′, nyo͞o′-, no͞o-äns′, nyo͞o-)
n.
1. A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.
2. Expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone: a rich artistic performance, full of nuance.
tr.v. nu·anced, nu·anc·ing, nu·anc·es
To treat or consider with nuance; give nuances to: new information that nuanced their understanding of the situation.

[French, from Old French, from nuer, to shade, cloud, from nue, cloud, from Vulgar Latin *nūba, from Latin nūbēs.]

nu′anced adj.
Synonyms: nuance, gradation, shade
These nouns denote a slight variation or differentiation between nearly identical entities: sensitive to delicate nuances of style; gradations of feeling from infatuation to deep affection; subtle shades of meaning.

nuance

(njuːˈɑːns; ˈnjuːɑːns)
n
a subtle difference in colour, meaning, tone, etc; a shade or graduation
vb (tr; passive)
to give subtle differences to: carefully nuanced words.
[C18: from French, from nuer to show light and shade, ultimately from Latin nūbēs a cloud]

nu•ance

(ˈnu ɑns, ˈnyu-, nuˈɑns, nyu-)

n.
1. a subtle difference or distinction, as in meaning.
2. a slight variation in color or tone.
[1775–85; < French: shade, hue]
nu′anced, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nuance - a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
meaning, signification, import, significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

nuance

noun subtlety, degree, distinction, graduation, refinement, nicety, gradation Our eyes can communicate virtually every subtle nuance of emotion.

nuance

noun
A slight variation between nearly identical entities:
Translations

nuance

[ˈnjuːɑ̃ːns] Nmatiz m

nuance

[ˈnjuːɑːns ˈnuːɑːns] nnuance f

nuance

nNuance f; (of colour also)Schattierung f; nuances of colour (Brit) or color (US) → Farbnuancen pl

nuance

[ˈnjuːaːns] nsfumatura
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