tr.v. tinged (tĭnjd), tinge·ing or ting·ing (tĭnjĭng), ting·es
1. To apply a trace of color to; tint.
2. To affect slightly, as with a contrasting quality: "The air was blowy and tinged with rain" (Joyce Carol Oates).
1. A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
2. A slight added element, property, or influence: a tinge of regret.
[Middle English tingen, from Latin tingere.]
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