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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


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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