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Definition of tinge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tinge

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//tɪndʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɪndʒ//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tinge
    BrE BrE//tɪndʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɪndʒ//
     
    he / she / it tinges
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪndʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪndʒɪz//
     
    past simple tinged
    BrE BrE//tɪndʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɪndʒd//
     
    past participle tinged
    BrE BrE//tɪndʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɪndʒd//
     
    -ing form tingeing
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪndʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪndʒɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1tinge something (with something) to add a small amount of colour to something white petals tinged with blue Pink tinged her pale cheeks. The sky was tinged with crimson.
  2. 2tinge something (with something) to add a small amount of a particular emotion or quality to something a look of surprise tinged with disapproval Sadness tinged his voice.
  3. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from Latin tingere ‘to dip or colour’. The noun dates from the mid 18th cent.
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