los tintes
-the dyes
See the entry for tinte.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (dyestuff)
a. dye
Le pedí al peluquero que usara tinte natural en mi cabello.I asked the hairdresser to use natural dye on my hair.
b. color
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Este tinte hará que tu cabello se vea un poco más oscuro.This color will make your hair look slightly darker.
c. colour (United Kingdom)
Cambié el color de la lana con tinte sintético.I changed the color of the wool with synthetic colour.
2. (act of dyeing)
a. dyeing
Después del tinte, tienes que esperar 30 minutos antes de lavarte el cabello.You need to wait 30 minutes after the dyeing to wash your hair.
3. (establishment)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. dry cleaner
Llevé el traje al tinte porque se me manchó en la boda.I took my suit to the dry cleaner because it got stained during the wedding.
b. dry cleaner's
No te olvides de pasar por el tinte a recoger el sobretodo.Don't forget to pick up the overcoat from the dry cleaner's.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
a. overtone
El texto tiene un sutil tinte religioso.The text is loaded with a subtle religious overtone.
b. hint
Noté un tinte racista en su discurso.I noticed a hint of racism in her speech.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sustancia)
a. dye
2. (operación)
a. dyeing
3. (tintorería)
a. dry cleaner's
4. (rasgo)
a. overtone
una novela de tintes autobiográficosa novel with autobiographical overtones o elements
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1 (acto) dyeing
2 (producto) dye; dyestuff; (para madera) stain
3 (tintorería) dry cleaner's; (taller) dyer's (shop)
4 (tendencia) hint
sin el menor tinte político without the slightest hint of politics; with no political overtones whatsoever
5 (barniz) veneer; gloss
tiene cierto tinte de hombre de mundo he has a slight touch of the man of the world about him
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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