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tinge (v.)

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

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Definitions of tinge
1
tinge (v.)
affect as in thought or feeling;
The sadness tinged his life
Synonyms: color / colour / distort
tinge (v.)
color lightly;
the leaves were tinged red in November
her greying hair was tinged blond
Synonyms: tint / tinct / touch
2
tinge (n.)
a slight but appreciable amount;
Synonyms: touch / hint / mite / pinch / jot / speck / soupcon
tinge (n.)
a pale or subdued color;
Synonyms: undertone
From wordnet.princeton.edu