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English definition of “hint”

hint

noun     /hɪnt/
SUGGESTION [C] B2 something you say that suggests what you think or want, but not in a direct way: He dropped (= made) several hints that he wanted an MP3 player for his birthday.Suggestions and proposals
ADVICE [C] B2 a small piece of advice: The magazine gives lots of useful hints on how to save money.Suggestions and proposalsGiving advice
a hint of sth a small amount of something: There was a hint of anger in her voice.Words meaning small pieces and amounts
(Definition of hint noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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