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tinge

noun [C] uk   us   /tɪndʒ/
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   us   /tɪndʒ/
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   us   /tɪndʒd/
Her dark hair is now tinged with grey.
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