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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tint mean? 

TINT (noun)
  The noun TINT has 1 sense:

1. a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color

  Familiarity information: TINT used as a noun is very rare.

TINT (verb)
  The verb TINT has 1 sense:

1. color lightly

  Familiarity information: TINT used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TINT (noun)

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A quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


tint; shade; tincture; tone

Context example:

after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

Hypernyms ("tint" is a kind of...):

color; coloring; colour; colouring (a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tint"):

mellowness (a soft shade of a color)

richness (a strong deep vividness of hue)

tinge; undertone (a pale or subdued color)

TINT (verb)

Sense 1tint [BACK TO TOP]


Color lightly

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


tinct; tint; tinge; touch

Context examples:

her greying hair was tinged blond / the leaves were tinged red in November

Hypernyms (to "tint" is one way to...):

color; color in; colorise; colorize; colour; colour in; colourise; colourize (add color to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tint"):

henna (apply henna to one's hair)

tincture (stain or tint with a color)

complexion (give a certain color to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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