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Tinge meaning

tinge - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. affect as in thought or feeling; " My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; " The sadness tinged his life"
  2. 2. To imbue or impregnate with something different or foreign; as, to tinge a decoction with a bitter taste; to affect in some degree with the qualities of another substance, either by mixture, or by application to the surface; especially, to color slightly; to stain; as, to tinge a blue color with red; an infusion tinged with a yellow color by saffron.
  3. 3. A degree, usually a slight degree, of some color, taste, or something foreign, infused into another substance or mixture, or added to it; tincture; color; dye; hue; shade; taste.
  4. 4. A slight infusion of color.
  5. 5. To color; imbue; give a tint to.

tinge - examples of usage

  1. The sadness and regret that he felt at the time continued to tinge his thoughts for a long while afterward. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. " Alexa, I'm now going to tell you something I've never told anyone else," he went on, feeling a tinge of sadness arise in his chest. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  3. She took the elevator up to the top floor and let herself into her apartment, as always feeling a tinge of satisfaction at where she lived. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
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