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Definition of hue noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(literary or technology) a color; a particular shade of a color His face took on an unhealthy whitish hue. Her paintings capture the subtle hues of the countryside in the fall. Thesauruscolorshade hue tint tingeThese words all describe the appearance of things, resulting from the way in which they reflect light.color the appearance that things have, resulting from the way in which they reflect light. Red, green, and blue are colors:What's your favorite color? bright/dark/light colorsshade a particular form of a color, especially when describing how light or dark it is. Lavender is a shade of purple.hue (literary or technical) a color or a particular shade of a color:His face took on an unhealthy, whitish hue.tint a shade or small amount of a particular color; a faint color covering a surface:green leaves with red and gold tintstinge a small amount of a color:Her hair is brown with just a tinge of red.tint or tinge?You can saya reddish tint/tingeora tinge of redbut nota tint of red. Tint is more often used in the plural.Patterns a warm/rich color/shade/hue/tint a bright/vivid/vibrant/dark/deep color/shade/hue a pale/pastel/soft/subtle/delicate color/shade/hue a light/strong/neutral/natural color/shade
  2. 2(formal) a type of belief or opinion supporters of every political hue
  3. Idioms
    hue and cry
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    strong public protest about something Further cuts in welfare have raised a hue and cry among the public.
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