nuance definition

  • noun:
    • A subtle or minor degree of huge difference, as in definition, sensation, or tone; a gradation.
    • phrase or appreciation of discreet shades of meaning, experience, or tone: an abundant artistic performance, filled with nuance.
    • a small difference.
    • Subtlety or details.
    • A shade of distinction; a delicate gradation.
    • a tiny difference between meaning, value, or phrase.
    • Any one associated with different gradations through which a color passes from its lightest to its darkest color; a shade of difference or variation in a color.
    • A delicate level of difference in everything, as recognized by the senses or because of the intellect: as, nuances of sound or of phrase.
    • In music:
    • A shading or coloring of a phrase or passageway by variations either of tempo or of force.
    • A florid singing passage; fioritura.
    • a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or mindset
  • others:
    • To shade and present fragile tones of expression to, as some music or an image.

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