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tinge

tinge

 
 
pronunciation:
tInj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tinged, tingeing, tinges
definition 1: to impart a faint or slight trace of something to.
He tinged the fabric with a weak red dye.
 
synonyms:
color, tincture
similar words:
dye, imbue, stain, tint
definition 2: to affect with a trace of some quality.
His voice was tinged with regret.
synonyms:
tincture
similar words:
color, imbue, touch
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a faint trace of color; tint.
synonyms:
shade, tincture, tint, trace
similar words:
cast, color, hint, nuance, suggestion, suspicion, touch
definition 2: a slight trace of some quality.
a tinge of melancholy in her laughter
synonyms:
hint, shade, suggestion, touch, trace
similar words:
note, nuance, smack, soupçon, suspicion, tincture
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derivation: tinged (adj.)
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