A soft and light color — one to which white has been added. For example, white added to green makes a lighter green tint. The illustration below diagrams colors of various values. Value changes from pure hues are called tints and shades. On the right, pure hues are marked by dots. The tints made from those hues are above them.

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  • tint — tint …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Tint — Tint, n. [For older tinct, fr. L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye: cf. F. teinte, teint, It. tinta, tinto. See {Tinge}, and cf. {Taint} to stain, a stain, {Tent} a kind of wine, {Tinto}.] A slight coloring. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tint — /tint/, n. 1. a color or a variety of a color; hue. 2. a color diluted with white; a color of less than maximum purity, chromo, or saturation. 3. a delicate or pale color. 4. any of various commercial dyes for the hair. 5. Engraving. a uniform… …   Universalium

  • tint — [tint] n. [earlier tinct < L tinctus, a dyeing, dipping < pp. of tingere, to dye, TINGE] 1. a delicate or pale color or hue; tinge 2. a color or a shading of a color; esp., a gradation of a color with reference to its mixture with white 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Tint — Tint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tinting}.] To give a slight coloring to; to tinge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tint — (n.) color, 1717, alteration of tinct (c.1600), from L. tinctus a dyeing, from tingere to dye (see TINCTURE (Cf. tincture)); influenced by It. tinta tint, hue, from L. tinctus. The verb is attested from 1756 (implied in tinted) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tint — [n] shade of color cast, chroma, color, coloration, complexion, dash, dye, flush, glow, hint, hue, luminosity, pigmentation, rinse, stain, suggestion, taint, tinct, tincture, tinge, tone, touch, trace, wash; concept 622 Ant. white tint [v] color… …   New thesaurus

  • tint — ► NOUN 1) a shade or variety of colour. 2) a dye for colouring the hair. 3) Printing an area of faint colour printed as a half tone. 4) a trace of something. ► VERB 1) colour slightly; tinge. 2) dye (hair) with a tint …   English terms dictionary

  • tint — index stain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tint — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • tint — n hue, shade, *color, tinge, tone …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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