Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: tinge
IPA transcription: [t'ɪndʒ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: undertone, tinge
    Meaning: a pale or subdued color
  • Synonyms: touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon
    Meaning: a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: tint, tinct, tinge, touch
    Meaning: color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
  • Synonyms: tinge, color, colour, distort
    Meaning: affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"
Usage examples
  • Besides, she resented the personal tinge.
  • Again he smiled, this time with a tinge of scorn, and shifted his eyes to the track.
  • Miss Woodville stood just behind them, and a faint tinge of color appeared in her pale face.
  • There was a perceptible tinge of horror in the look of astonishment with which Dr. Danvers listened.
  • "Be at ease, Lady Augusta," returned Constance, with a tinge of irony she could not wholly suppress.
  • Still she was glad to have seen them all again, though a tinge of sadness mixed itself with her pleasure.
  • The look which he kept upon the basket was no less vigilant than before, but there was now a tinge of scorn in it.
  • Even as the thoughts were formed, there grew against the impalpable blackness that wrapped me a faint tinge of blood.
  • 'Then why,' retorted Fledgeby, with some slight tinge of a blush, 'don't you out with your reason for having your spoon in the soup at all?'
  • But imagination here refines upon worldly interest. What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.