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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
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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  • 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.
  • Usually this complaint is merely descriptive, intellectual frustration sometimes tinged with arrogance.
  • Wherever there is a heart and an intellect, the diseases of the physical frame are tinged with the peculiarities of these.
  • And this thought tinged with sadness the look she cast over the crowd.
  • The skin around his eyes was tinged a light pink, making him look as though he had stayed up too late.
  • Their affection is often tinged with a sense of superiority.
  • But the much smaller droplets in fog scatter light more, producing almost white bows sometimes tinged with faint color.
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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