• WordNet 3.6
    • v tinge color lightly "her greying hair was tinged blond","the leaves were tinged red in November"
    • v tinge affect as in thought or feeling "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case","The sadness tinged his life"
    • n tinge a pale or subdued color
    • n tinge a slight but appreciable amount "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it
    • n Tinge A degree, usually a slight degree, of some color, taste, or something foreign, infused into another substance or mixture, or added to it; tincture; color; dye; hue; shade; taste. "His notions, too, respecting the government of the state, took a tinge from his notions respecting the government of the church."
    • v. t Tinge To imbue or impregnate with something different or foreign; as, to tinge a decoction with a bitter taste; to affect in some degree with the qualities of another substance, either by mixture, or by application to the surface; especially, to color slightly; to stain; as, to tinge a blue color with red; an infusion tinged with a yellow color by saffron. "His [Sir Roger's] virtues, as well as imperfections, are tinged by a certain extravagance."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In regions of India where the soil is red - elephants take on a permanent pink tinge because they regularly spray dust over their bodies to protect themselves against insects.
    • tinge To imbue or overspread with some shade or degree of color; impress with a slight coloring; modify the tint, hue, or complexion of.
    • tinge To qualify the taste or savor of; give a taste, flavor, smack, or tang to.
    • tinge To modify by intermixture or infusion; vary the tone or bent of.
    • n tinge A slight or moderate degree of coloration; a shade or tint of color; a modification of hue, tint, or complexion.
    • n tinge A modifying infusion or intermixture; a shade of some qualifying property or characteristic; a touch, taste, or flavor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Tinge tinj to tint or colour: to mix with something: to give in some degree the qualities of a substance
    • n Tinge a small amount of colour or taste infused into another substance
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight that to somebody's need made me blind; But I never have yet Felt a tinge of regret for being a little to kind”
  • Woody Allen
    “I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.”
  • Vance Packard
    Vance Packard
    “Rock 'n Roll is monotony tinged with hysteria.”
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    “Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tingere, tinctum, to dye, stain, wet; akin to Gr. , and perhaps to G. tunken, to dip, OHG. tunchōn, dunchōn, thunkōn,. Cf. Distain Dunker Stain Taint a stain, to stain, Tincture Tint


In literature:

The face was fair, its pallor tinged with red at lips, and rose on cheeks.
"Double Trouble" by Herbert Quick
The shades of evening tinge the green of the fields with a darker hue; and the young farmer goes wearily and yet lightly homeward.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844" by Various
Kellaart says some are of a brighter red than others, and a few had a yellower tinge.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
I answered, laughing, with an unnecessary tinge of defiance in my tone.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
I generally say it's a good ting, don'd I?
"Standard Selections" by Various
Take yo tings an go on back to yo own place!
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Her eyes were luminous, though somewhat dank, and her cheek tinged with carnation caught from infant blood.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
Yet the woody lake still blushes with thy warm kiss; and still thy rosy light tinges the pine that breaks the farthest heaven!
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
A kind of mellowing atmosphere surrounds all objects in his pages, and tinges them with poetical hues.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
There was a tinge of colour at last in her pale cheeks.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim

In poetry:

Farewell, old year, we still have cheer,
Though tinged with doubt and sorrow,
We leave thy urn and gladly turn
To give new year good morrow.
"Farewell To The Old Year, 1863" by Janet Hamilton
No rival sisters had she yet—
She with the snowy forehead fringed
With blushes; nor the sweet brunette
Whose cheek the yellow sun has ting'd.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Now mantling morn had ting'd the sky,
And bade the mountain-breeze awake ;
And flow'rs of ev'ry scent and die,
Seem'd of her freshness to partake.
"Reginald The Brave" by Laura Sophia Temple
A new ship comes within our view,
Laden with dreams both sad and blest;
To youth they're tinged with roseate hue;
To weary ones bring longed-for rest.
"Gone" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
"You will? All right then--eight o'clock;
Be sure and meet me on the block,
Remember now, don't get it wrong;
All right, old man (Ting-ling), so long."
"At The Telephone" by Edwin Carty Ranck
'Twas hush'd: — One flash, of sombre glare,
With yellow tinged the forests brown;
Uprose the Wildgrave's bristling hair,
And horror chill'd each nerve and bone.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

They are comments filled with frustration and tinged with condemnation.
Ting 's will be giving out free samples at its open house Monday, from noon to 4 p.m.
Ting 's LTE Victory: Could the iPhone Be Next.
The Galaxy S III began shipping to Ting 's customers on Wednesday, officially making it the first carrier to offer an LTE service without owning an LTE network.
"Sisuemchanceka" and "En Smuk Ting ".
Feng Yi Ting ' at Lincoln Center Festival.
Ivan Ting was appointed managing director of Kader Holdings in July 2010, after becoming an executive director in 2006.
Phil Ting 's Assembly Bid Isn't So Boring After All.
Maybe the Ting Tings have pulled some sort of Lou Reed maneuver here.
QUICK TAKES This week's highlights include a green-tinged pub crawl courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Stephen Sondheim live at the Harris, and a screening of William S. A Man Within (above) as part of the second annual CIMM Fest.
Even in summer, the bay is filled with blue-tinged icebergs from nearby glaciers.
There's a noticeable sense of relief at the Huntington Beach Art Center these days, as well as a tinge of sadness.
Are your thoughts tinged by memories.
Kader's Ivan Ting steps down as managing director .
The board of directors of Kader Holdings Company Ltd has announced the resignation of Ivan Ting as managing director of the company effective July 12.

In science:

Here is the star ting point of real physics although the mathematical beauty can be a motivation.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
She is also grateful to ICTP, especially the associate scheme office, for par tially suppor ting her travel expenses.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
The work of WR was suppor ted by the ERC under the Star ting Grant MANITOP and by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in the Transregio 27 “Neutrinos and beyond – weakly interacting par ticles in physics, astrophysics and cosmology”.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
Ting J, Roylance D, Chi C, Chitrangad B: ‘Numerical modelling of fabric panel response to ballistic impact’. 25th Int.
Numerical simulation of high-speed penetration-perforation dynamics in layered armor shields
Ting. A near optimal scheduler for on-demand data broadcasts.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs