Notebook, 1993-



Slight or suffusing Color, Shade, Tint, Stain . . . . Affective or modifying property or influence

Tinge refers to a staining or permeating by a color; it usually implies a faint, weak, or partial coloration. [p. 30] [Mayer, Ralph. The Painter's Craft. An Introduction to Artist's Methods and Materials. Revised and updated by Steven Sheehan, Director of the Ralph Mayer Center, Yale University School of Art. New York: Penquin Group. 1948. 1991. ]

1 tinge - vt [ME, fr. L. tingere to dip, moisten, tinge; akin to Gk tengein to moisten and prob. to O HG dunk÷n to dip] [15c] 1a: to color with a slight shade or stain: Tint b: to affect or modify with a slight odor or taste 2: to affect or modify in character

2 tinge- n [1752] 1: a slight staining or suffusing shade or color 2: an affective or modifying property or influence: Touch

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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