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Borrowed from French demi-teinte, or demi- +‎ tint


demitint (plural demitints)

  1. (art) That part of a painting, engraving, etc. which is neither in full darkness nor full light.
  2. (art) The shade itself; neither the darkest nor the lightest in a composition.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for demitint in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)