tint: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tint), [key]
— n.
  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. a uniform shading, as that produced by a series of fine parallel lines.
  6. Also calleda faintly or lightly colored background upon which an illustration or the like is to be printed.
  1. to apply a tint or tints to; color slightly or delicately; tinge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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