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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tint \Tint\, n. [For older tinct, fr. L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye: cf. F. teinte, teint, It. tinta, tinto. See Tinge, and cf. Taint to stain, a stain, Tent a kind of wine, Tinto.] A slight coloring. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A pale or faint tinge of any color. [1913 Webster] Or blend in beauteous tints the colored mass. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Their vigor sickens, and their tints decline. --Harte. [1913 Webster] (b) A color considered with reference to other very similar colors; as, red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints. [1913 Webster] (c) (Engraving) A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines. [1913 Webster] Tint tool (Eng.), a species of graver used for cutting the parallel lines which produce tints in engraving. [1913 Webster]