Definitions for nuanceˈnu ɑns, ˈnyu-, nuˈɑns, nyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nu•anceˈnu ɑns, ˈnyu-, nuˈɑns, nyu-(n.)

  1. a subtle difference or distinction, as in meaning.

  2. a slight variation in color or tone.

Origin of nuance:

1775–85; < F: shade, hue

nu′anced(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement(noun)

    a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

    "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nuance(noun)ˈnu ɑns, ˈnyu-, nuˈɑns, nyu-

    a very small difference or change

    the nuances in the wine's flavor; to understand nuances of meaning in a foreign language

Wiktionary

  1. nuance(Noun)

    A minor distinction.

  2. nuance(Noun)

    Subtlety or fine detail.

    Understanding the basics is easy; appreciating the nuances takes years.

  3. Origin: From nuance meaning "nuance", "shade" or "hue".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nuance(noun)

    a shade of difference; a delicate gradation


Translations for nuance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tint(noun)

a variety, or shade, of a colour.

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