ting

1 [ting]

Origin:
1485–95; imitative; see tang2

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tinge

[tinj]
verb (used with object), tinged, tingeing or tinging.
1.
to impart a trace or slight degree of some color to; tint.
2.
to impart a slight taste or smell to.
noun
3.
a slight degree of coloration.
4.
a slight admixture, as of some qualifying property or characteristic; trace; smattering: a tinge of garlic; a tinge of anger.

Origin:
1470–80; < Latin tingere to dye, color

intertinge, verb (used with object), intertinged, intertingeing or intertinging.
retinge, verb (used with object), retinged, retingeing or retinging.


4. hint, shade, nuance, suspicion.
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ting1 (tɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a high metallic sound such as that made by a small bell
 
vb
2.  to make or cause to make such a sound
 
[C15: of imitative origin]

ting2 (tɪŋ)
 
n
(often capital) a variant spelling of thing

Ting (tɪŋ)
 
n
Samuel Chao Chung. born 1936, US physicist, who discovered the J/psi particle independently of Burton Richter, with whom he shared (1976) the Nobel prize for physics

tinge (tɪndʒ)
 
n
1.  a slight tint or colouring: her hair had a tinge of grey
2.  any slight addition
 
vb , tinges, tingeing, tinging, 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]

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Word Origin & History

tinge
1471, "to dye, color slightly," from L. tingere "to dye, color," originally "to moisten" (see tincture). The noun is first recorded 1752.
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Example sentences
The flesh glows fuchsia and is rimmed with a thin band of white and tinged with
  green on the outer edges.
But from there ideas and advocacies tend to become amorphous and tinged with
  hopelessness.
It's a beautiful scene, tinged with the melancholy of late adolescence.
It evokes playfulness tinged with tragedy: a toy shop and a columbarium.
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