- 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.
- 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. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from Latin tingere
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//