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tint (n.)

"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.

tint (v.)

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

updated on February 09, 2014

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Definitions of tint from WordNet
1
tint (n.)
a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color;
Synonyms: shade / tincture / tone
tint (n.)
a dye for coloring the hair;
Synonyms: hair dye / hair coloring
tint (n.)
a just detectable amount;
a tint of glamour
Synonyms: trace / hint / suggestion
2
tint (v.)
color lightly;
Synonyms: tinct / tinge / touch
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