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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



  1. nuanced(Adjective)

    Having nuances; possessed of multiple layers of detail, pattern, or meaning

    The setting sunlight played through the gently waving branches, creating subtly nuanced transitions of color and tone as the shadows swept back and forth in the rosy glow.


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