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English noun: tinge

1. tinge (quantity) a slight but appreciable amount


SamplesThis dish could use a touch of garlic.


Synonymshint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, touch


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)snuff

2. tinge (attribute) a pale or subdued color


Synonymsundertone


Broader (hypernym)shade, tincture, tint, tone


English verb: tinge

1. tinge (communication) affect as in thought or feeling


SamplesMy personal feelings color my judgment in this case.
The sadness tinged his life.


Synonymscolor, colour, distort


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on

2. tinge (change) color lightly


SamplesHer greying hair was tinged blond.
The leaves were tinged red in November.


Synonymstinct, tint, touch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize


Narrower (hyponym)complexion, henna, tincture









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