Tints

tint

[tint]
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:
1710–20; variant of tinct

nontinted, adjective
overtint, verb
overtint, noun
retint, verb (used with object)
untinted, adjective
well-tinted, adjective

color, hue, shade, tint (see synonym study at shade).
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tint (tɪnt)
 
n
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
 
vb
8.  (tr) to colour or tinge
9.  (tr) to change or influence slightly: his answer was tinted by his prior knowledge
10.  (intr) to acquire a tint
 
[C18: from earlier tinct]
 
'tinter
 
n

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tint
"color," 1717, alteration of tinct (c.1600), from L. tinctus "a dyeing," from tingere "to dye" (see tincture); influenced by It. tinta "tint, hue," from L. tinctus. The verb is attested from 1756 (implied in tinted).
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