From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtingetinge1 /tɪndʒ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 LITTLE/NOT MUCHa very small amount of a colour, emotion, or qualitytinge of 🔊 There was a tinge of sadness in her voice. 🔊 This glass has a greenish tinge.
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tinge• For the first time since her pregnancy I felt a tinge of worry about other men.• The thought touched me with a tinge of sadness, at the same time that the scent touched me with happiness.• It had a bluetinge to it.• The light had a coldbluishtinge and the air was cooler too.• It was slowly taking up the pinktinges of the rising sun.• It has a very long neck like a duck, and the front of the body sometimes has a faintpurpletinge.• The redmaples, at the edge of the clearing, have a reddishtinge.• There was a yellowtinge to their skin.tinge of• She had a tinge of sadness in her voice.tingetinge2 verb (present participle tinging or tingeing) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 LITTLE/NOT MUCH literary to give something a small amount of a particular colour, emotion, or qualitytinge something with something 🔊 The light of the setting sun tinges the buildings with delicate colours. 🔊 Pink tinged her cheeks.→ See Verb table