tinge Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “tinge” in the English Dictionary

"tinge" in British English

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tingenoun [C]

uk   us   /tɪndʒ/
a very ​slightamount of a ​colour or of a ​feeling: His ​hair is ​starting to show tinges ofgrey. I ​felt a tinge ofregret that I hadn't ​accepted her ​offer.

tingeverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /tɪndʒ/
to ​contain a ​slightamount of: Her ​joy at the ​birth of her ​son was tinged withsadness that her ​father had not ​lived to ​see him.
adjective uk   us   /tɪndʒd/
Her ​darkhair is now tinged withgrey.
(Definition of tinge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tingeverb [T]

 us   /tɪndʒ/
to ​add a ​slightamount of ​color or a ​quality to something: The ​sunset tinged the ​skyred.
noun [C]  us   /tɪndʒ/
The ​flowers are ​purple with tinges of ​pink.
(Definition of tinge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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