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Definition with a slight amount

(If an amount of what is not clear from context, it is typically of color.)
  • I could hear a tinge of regret in his voice.
tinge = slight amount
  • The sky was a beautiful blue with just a tinge of pink where the sun was rising.
  • tinge = slight amount
  • More even than of strength, he gave an impression of confidence and of an understanding tinged by irony.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • tinged = with a slight amount
  • His red hair was cut so short it was just a tinge of rust creeping out of his cap.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • tinge = a slight amount
  • His skin was fair and his hair a light brown, though in the sun it seemed to have a reddish tinge that was surely Annie's.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Her jaws were open and from between them erupted a great tongue of flame, bright yellow and tinged with blue.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • MARTHA: (A pause; then with the greatest disbelief possible, tinged with hysteria) What did you just say to me?
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The lake looked black, but there was a tinge of red to it.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • She began to slight that love, so that it seemed to have been tinged with sentimental habit from the first.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • His eyes were unnatural bright, his breathing short and fast and difficult, and what he coughed up was tinged with bright red blood.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • He said that it seemed to have a greenish sort of effect as if there were a greenish tinge in the shadows of the tall bedposts that framed her body.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • It was the same enchantment in two souls, tinged with voluptuousness in Marius, and with modesty in Cosette.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But whatever he accomplished, whatever joy he felt, it was always tinged with the memory of his beautiful little sister and the horror of her fate.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana's Suitcase
  • "You could have called us and let us know that," Ben says, his voice tinged with frustration.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • His voice seemed suddenly tinged with worry.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • The small white bird tinged in pink dives down, buries her claws in my chest, and tries to keep me afloat.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • When he spoke, it was with a tinge of guile and tenderness.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Then the slightly huffy note dropped, a tinge almost of awe coloured her thoughts.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The sun is sinking farther beyond the clouds, and the bay is a hard gray, just barely tinged with green.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • One and the same tongue first stung me, so that it tinged both my cheeks, and then supplied the medicine to me.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno

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