To imbue or impregnate with something different or foreign; as, to tinge a decoction with a bitter taste; to affect in some degree with the qualities of another substance, either by mixture, or by application to the surface; especially, to color slightly; to stain; as, to tinge a blue color with red; an infusion tinged with a yellow color by saffron.
- To apply a trace of color to; tint.
- To affect slightly, as with a contrasting quality: "The air was blowy and tinged with rain” ( Joyce Carol Oates).
- A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
- A slight added element, property, or influence: a tinge of regret.