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

     

    tint

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//tɪnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɪnt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tint
    BrE BrE//tɪnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɪnt//
     
    he / she / it tints
    BrE BrE//tɪnts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɪnts//
     
    past simple tinted
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪntɪd//
     
    past participle tinted
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪntɪd//
     
    -ing form tinting
    BrE BrE//ˈtɪntɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪntɪŋ//
     
    Styling hair
     
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  1. 1[usually passive] tint something (with something) to add a small amount of colour to something She’s having her eyelashes tinted.
  2. 2tint something to change the colour of somebody’s hair with a tint Have you tinted your hair? See related entries: Styling hair
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent.: alteration (perhaps influenced by Italian tinta) of obsolete tinct ‘to colour, tint’, from Latin tinctus ‘dyeing’, from tingere ‘to dye or colour’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tint

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