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English definition of “tinge”

tinge

noun [C] uk   /tɪndʒ/ us  
a very slight amount of a colour or of a feeling: His hair is starting to show tinges of grey. I have a tinge of regret that I didn't accept her offer.

tinge

verb [T usually passive] uk   /tɪndʒ/ us  
to contain a slight amount of: Her joy at the birth of her son was tinged with sadness that her father had not lived to see him.
tinged
adjective uk   /tɪndʒd/ us  
Her dark hair is now tinged with grey.
(Definition of tinge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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