What does nuance mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nuance.

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"


  1. Nuance(n.)

    A small difference in meaning, significance, or expression.

  2. Origin: [F.]


  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

  2. Origin: [F.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nuance

    nū-ans′, n. a delicate degree or shade of difference perceived by any of the senses, or by the intellect. [Fr.,—L. nubes, a cloud.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nuance in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nuance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alex Day:

    Bitters is one of the flavors that has been deeply explored. The second stage is the nuance of bitters as modifiers.

  2. William McCants:

    The President is not known for nuance, which is what a speech like this requires to escape the potential wrath of his multiple audiences.

  3. Philippe Malherbe:

    The court lists various things that certain people should have done, but nothing that Monseigneur Leonard categorically should have done. That nuance is important.

  4. Brian Crowley:

    I still think the most effective way to deal with him is to sit down and talk to him, because you lose a lot of nuance and facial expressions in email, it's not my favorite way.

  5. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn:

    You know politics doesn't involve as much nuance as Pope Francis was giving to all those subjects so I think people are going to look for things they can glom onto to say,' This supports what we've been trying to say,'.

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