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Meaning of tinge

tinge

Pronunciation: (tinj), [key]
— v., n. tinged, tinge•ing ting•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to impart a trace or slight degree of some color to; tint.
  2. to impart a slight taste or smell to.
—n.
  1. a slight degree of coloration.
  2. a slight admixture, as of some qualifying property or characteristic; trace; smattering: a tinge of garlic; a tinge of anger.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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