[ US /ˈhɪnt/ ]
[ UK /hˈɪnt/ ]
  1. a slight but appreciable amount
    this dish could use a touch of garlic
  2. an indication of potential opportunity
    a good lead for a job
    he got a tip on the stock market
  3. an indirect suggestion
    not a breath of scandal ever touched her
  4. a just detectable amount
    he speaks French with a trace of an accent
    a tint of glamour
    a hint mockery in her manner
  5. a slight indication
  1. drop a hint; intimate by a hint
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How To Use hint In A Sentence

  • Add a little freshly sliced green chilli or a hint of chilli powder if you wish. Times, Sunday Times
  • This reverse ekphrasis, with its glimpsed, illegible text, hints at the hidden world of the silent reader. The Times Literary Supplement
  • We've seen how things turned out for Scotland's national football manager; matters are organised no differently in the more modest context that is Scottish shinty.
  • It was here that the Gaelic tongue first arrived in the fourth century - and with it came that form of the stick game which has evolved into the modern sport of shinty.
  • Of course, you would expect it to be damp in those parts of the Highlands which the Camanachd Association holds as its fiefdom and indeed shinty has suffered in recent weeks with matches being cancelled due to unplayable pitches.
  • This camp and sassy pop track comes complete with bitter and twisted lyrics and a hint of europop. The Sun
  • Season of the Inundation: Sweet, black silt mingled with holy myrrh, melilot, hyssop, spikenard, balsam, cedar, and a hint of melting snow from the Abyssinian hills. Thor's Day
  • his voice was gruff but there was still a hint of anxiousness in his tone.
  • Rob was late, as usual, with a sports report on an intercounty shinty game. A Small Death in the Great Glen
  • The Go-Betweens reside in a strange hinterland full of candyfloss and loneliness that hovers between critical adoration and public ignorance.
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