Tint vs Pigment - What's the difference?

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Tint is a related term of pigment.

As a verb tint

is .

As a noun pigment is


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Etymology 1

Alteration of earlier tinct, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A slight coloring.
  • A pale or faint tinge of any color; especially, a variation of a color obtained by adding white (contrast shade)
  • A color considered with reference to other very similar colors.
  • Red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints.
  • A shaded effect in engraving, produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.
  • Verb

  • (intransitive)  To shade, to color.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.}}

    See also

    * tinter

    Etymology 2


    Alternative forms

    * int


  • (Yorkshire, colloquial) it is not; it isn't; 'tisn't; it'sn't
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    (en noun)
  • (biology) Any color in plant or animal cells
  • Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for most plants' green colouring.
  • A dry colorant, usually an insoluble powder
  • Umber is a pigment made from clay containing iron and manganese oxide.
  • (obsolete) Wine flavoured with spices and honey.
  • (Sir Walter Scott)

    Derived terms

    * pigmentary


    (en verb)
  • To add color or pigment to something.
  • Derived terms

    * pigmentation


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