Half tint


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Half tint (Fine Arts) a middle or intermediate tint, as in drawing or painting. See Demitint.
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In literature:

About half-past five the first tints on the horizon showed the upper line of coast more distinctly.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
There are no half-tints worth noticing.
"Plain Tales from the Hills" by Rudyard Kipling
Through his half-closed lashes the tangled sun-beams made soft-tinted rainbows.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
Nature's pattern-book, too, is full of half tones and mixed tints.
"Line and Form (1900)" by Walter Crane
Lady Mabel affected the palest tints, half-colours, which were more like the shadows in a sunset sky than any earthly hues.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
Some are lightly tinted as the complexion of a half-caste; others are quadroon-hued, or of a yellow-brown mulatto-colour.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
In a series of fifty sets fully half were a rich brown tint.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Her eyes were half open, her face had a dull purplish tint.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
The eyes were of the same blue tint, though about half as large, the cheeks being twice as full.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 7" by Various
Through the black ridge struggles a full, rich, purple sun, the lower half of his disc tinted with grey.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Atmospheric effect is scarcely missed when the whole is on so light a key, as the quantity of half tint employed renders it.
"The Use of a Box of Colours" by Harry Willson
He lived in a black and white world and abhorred all half-tints.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
Half a dozen long-stemmed roses, faded as they were, still splashed color across the carpet of a neutral tint.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
What ghostly tintings they show in this half-light!
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
As a matter of fact, in the finished product, there are as many as half a dozen neutral tints shown.
"Garden Ornaments" by Mary H. Northend
Her complexion was of exceeding delicacy, as was the half-warm tint of her light-brown hair.
"Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I." by Charles James Lever
Every shrub held a softly-tinted leafbud half unfolded, like a listless hand.
"Rosemary and Rue" by Amber
No artist's tint was half so radiant as the rising blush upon her cheek.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, v. 3, number 18" by Various
The face was small and heart-shaped, like some delicately tinted flower that has only half opened.
"The Builders" by Ellen Glasgow
The middle ground affords some blackish-green half-tints or shadows; and some golden lights are introduced in front.
"Colour as a Means of Art" by Frank Howard

In poetry:

Out from the chalices,
The pigmy palaces
Where the tint hides,
Opal and sapphire
Half-pearl and half-fire
The colour slides;
"Mist And Frost" by Duncan Campbell Scott
As rich as a half-opened pink,
Is the soft, blushing tints of her lips!
They are parting to kiss me, I think,
Oh, no! 'tis for - Heavens, she dips!
"To The Fair" by Anonymous Americas
Ah, what artist on earth with a model like this,
Holding not on his palette the tint of a kiss,
Nor a pigment to hint of the hue of her hair
Nor the gold of her smile-- O what artist could dare
To expect a result half so fair?
"A Discouraging Model" by James Whitcomb Riley
Small, shapeless drifts of cloud
Sail slowly northward in the soft-hued sky,
With blur half-tints and rolling summits bright,
By the late sun caressed; slight hazes shroud
All things afar; shineth each leaf anigh
With its own warmth and light.
"Afternoon" by Emma Lazarus