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Topic: COLOURS

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: tinct 'tint' (17-19 centuries), from Latin tinctus, from tingere; TINGE2

tint

1 noun
     
tint1 [countable]
1CC a small amount of a particular colour [= shade, hue]:
paper with a yellowish tint
2CC an artificial colour that is used to slightly change the colour of your hair:
red tints in her hair
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