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

     

    tint

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    BrE BrE//tɪnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɪnt//
     
    Hair colour, Hair products and accessories
     
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  1. 1a shade or small amount of a particular colour; a faint colour covering a surface leaves with red and gold autumn tints the brownish tint of an old photo The fabrics were mainly in rich autumn tints, reds and oranges. Synonymscolourshade hue tint tingeThese words all describe the appearance of things, resulting from the way in which they reflect light.colour/​color the appearance that things have, resulting from the way in which they reflect light. Red, green and blue are colours: What’s your favourite colour?bright/​dark/​light coloursshade a particular form of a colour, especially when describing how light or dark it is. Sky blue is a shade of blue.hue (literary or technical) a colour or a particular shade of a colour: His face took on an unhealthy, whitish hue.tint a shade or small amount of a particular colour; a faint colour covering a surface: leaves with red and gold autumn tintstinge a small amount of a colour: There was a pink tinge to the sky.tint or tinge? You can say : a reddish tint/​tinge or: a tinge of red but not: a tint of red. Tint is often used in the plural, but tinge is almost always singular.Patterns a warm/​rich colour/​shade/​hue/​tint a bright/​vivid/​vibrant/​dark/​deep colour/​shade/​hue a pale/​pastel/​soft/​subtle/​delicate colour/​shade/​hue a light/​strong/​neutral/​natural colour/​shade
  2. 2an artificial colour used to change the colour of your hair; the act of colouring the hair with a tint a blond tint to have a tint See related entries: Hair colour, Hair products and accessories
  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’.
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