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ting1

[ting] /tɪŋ/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
to make or cause to make a high, clear, ringing sound.
noun
2.
a tinging sound.
Origin of ting1
1485-1495
1485-95; imitative; see tang2

tinge

[tinj] /tɪndʒ/
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
Related forms
intertinge, verb (used with object), intertinged, intertingeing or intertinging.
retinge, verb (used with object), retinged, retingeing or retinging.
Synonyms
4. hint, shade, nuance, suspicion.
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  • Brother Fulkerson answered in a voice of bewilderment, tinged, too, with protest.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck
  • The lawyer's face sobered, and his tone as he answered was tinged with constraint.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • They became formal, they were tinged now and again with the old asperity; they were rather dreary.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • The entire place, indeed, was corroded, tinged with the hue of old gold.

  • In some cases the discharge from the nostrils is tinged with blood, while in other cases it has the appearance of muco-pus.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for tinged

ting1

/tɪŋ/
noun
1.
a high metallic sound such as that made by a small bell
verb
2.
to make or cause to make such a sound
Word Origin
C15: of imitative origin

ting2

/tɪŋ/
noun
1.
(often capital) a variant spelling of thing2

Ting

/tɪŋ/
noun
1.
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/
noun
1.
a slight tint or colouring: her hair had a tinge of grey
2.
any slight addition
verb (transitive) tinges, tingeing, tinging, tinged
3.
to colour or tint faintly
4.
to impart a slight trace to: her thoughts were tinged with nostalgia
Word Origin
C15: from Latin tingere to colour
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Word Origin and History for tinged

tinge

v.

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

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