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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.
Translations of “tinge”
in Spanish tinte, matiz…
in French teinte, nuance…
in German der Anflug…
in Chinese (Traditional) (顏色或情感的)一絲,少許…
in Russian оттенок, тон…
in Turkish bir nebze, çok az, bir parça…
in Chinese (Simplified) (颜色或情感的)一丝,少许…
in Polish odcień, nuta…
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