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tint

[tint] /tɪnt/
noun
1.
a color or a variety of a color; hue.
2.
a color diluted with white; a color of less than maximum purity, chromo, or saturation.
3.
a delicate or pale color.
4.
any of various commercial dyes for the hair.
5.
Engraving. a uniform shading, as that produced by a series of fine parallel lines.
6.
Also called tint block. Printing. a faintly or lightly colored background upon which an illustration or the like is to be printed.
verb (used with object)
7.
to apply a tint or tints to; color slightly or delicately; tinge.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; variant of tinct
Related forms
nontinted, adjective
overtint, verb
overtint, noun
retint, verb (used with object)
untinted, adjective
well-tinted, adjective
Can be confused
color, hue, shade, tint (see synonym study at shade)
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Examples for tint
  • Images may take on a yellowish tint as color vibrancy diminishes.
  • What is more, the spot reflects more red light than blue light, meaning it has a reddish tint in the visible spectrum.
  • Lest the queen perspire, it has a layer of tint that's both effective and hardly noticeable.
  • To tint homemade lip balm, add a little juice from beets or cranberries.
  • Consult the map legend for specific tint representations.
  • The tint of the flower proceeds from its root, and the lustres of the sea-shell begin with its existence.
  • Then it is exposed in another box to the fumes of the bromide of lime until it becomes of a blood-red tint.
  • In tests, they minimized glare and produced more realistic colors, as the flash added less of its own tint.
  • She has even helped a decorator friend choose the proper tint for her dental veneer.
  • His liver function tests were always much too high, and his eyes had a yellowish tint from jaundice.
British Dictionary definitions for tint

tint

/tɪnt/
noun
1.
a shade of a colour, esp a pale one
2.
a colour that is softened or desaturated by the addition of white
3.
a tinge
4.
a semipermanent dye for the hair
5.
a trace or hint a tint of jealousy in his voice
6.
(engraving) uniform shading, produced esp by hatching
7.
(printing) a panel of colour serving as a background to letters or other matter
verb
8.
(transitive) to colour or tinge
9.
(transitive) to change or influence slightly his answer was tinted by his prior knowledge
10.
(intransitive) to acquire a tint
Derived Forms
tinter, noun
Word Origin
C18: from earlier tinct
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Word Origin and History for 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.

v.

1756 (implied in tinted), from tint (n.). Related: Tinted; tinting.

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tint in Technology


Interpreted version of JOVIAL.
[Sammet 1969, p. 528].


hue

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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